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The Bluestone, Volume 99 

The Yearbook of James Madison University 

March 2007 - March 2008 

Enrollment: 17,918 

800 South Main Street, MSC 3522 

Harrisonburg, VA 22807 

(540) 568-6541 


Stephanie Hardman, editor in chief 

Katie Piwowarczyk, creative director 

Sammy Elchenko, photography director 

Joanna Brenner, copy editor 

Rachel Canfield, managing editor 

Meg Streker, supervising editor 

Brittany Lebling, senior producer 

Lauren Pack, co-features 

Erika Rose, co-features 

Leslie Cavin, classes 

Michelle Melton, organizations 

Ashley Knox, sports 

Seth Binsted 

Jaime Conner 

Sonya Euksuzian 

Karen McChesney 

Victoria Sisitka 

Natalie Wall 

Brianne Beers 

Bethany Blevins 

Walter Canter 

Caitlin Harrison 

Eleni Menoutis 

Lianne Palmatier 

Rebecca Schneider 

Casey Smith 

Erin Venier 

Sara Riddle 
Kaylene Posey 

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in 2011 with funding from 

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The mature learner, having acquired knowledge of history 
and an appreciation for the workings of the world, recognizes 
one fact above all else: that she has mastered so little of what there 
is to know. Similarly, as we conclude one "Madison Century" 
and commence another, my first thought is, "so much done, so 
much to do!" 

By any measure our institutional life has been filled with one 
success after another, and we now face a new "Madison Century" 
of service emboldened with the confidence that comes only from 
achievement. We have prepared over 100,000 graduates to lead 
personally productive lives, but as a public university, we have 
also contributed to the general welfare of our Commonwealth 
and the nation. We have advanced the public good. In fact, a 
flourishing democracy is dependent upon an educated populace. 
As our namesake James Madison, said, "What spectacle can 
be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of liberty 
and learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and 
surest support." 

Much has changed at Madison since Nannie Sword enrolled in 
1909. Our yearbook, whether The Schoolmaam or Vie Bluestone 
is a wonderful reminder of the common thread that runs through 
the fabric of our institutional history. They reflect the centrality of 
the student as the university has carried out its mission. 

This year's Centennial edition of Vw Bluestone is no different, ft 
is filled with friendships, relationships, events and activities 
that comprise the Madison collegiate experience. I consider it to 
be quite a privilege to lead such an extraordinary institution as it 
celebrates its 100th birthday. 

Linwood H. Rose 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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is hard to see as it is being woven. Its 

effects are far-reaching and its 

meanings are endless... 



it's academic 

Wireless, three students lake their 
technology outdoors and find a quiet place 
to study on the Quad. Students flocked to 
the picturesque Quad when the weather 
was nice. Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Clad in purple and Rold, students cheer 
on the football team from the stands. The 
colors' roots could he traced back to two 
1909 university literary societies, the Lee 
and Lanier Literary Societies, according to 
the ( entennial Celebration Web site. Photo 
by Sammy Elchenko 

Smiling, Duke Dog comes to life in Sicgal 
the bulldog, a regular attendee of university 
football games. Since his first appearance 
in the 1470s, the spirit of Duke Dog was 
represented in many different forms. Photo 
by Sonya luksuzian 

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Reading "Animol Fjrm," ,i former student 
sports her sludes while lounging on a sunny 
day. Aviator sunglasses were a popular 
fashion statement in the 1980s. Photo from 
The Bluestone archives 

Staying in sync. Mozaic Dance Cluh 
performs at "Operation Santa Claus." The 
university offered a number of dance 
organizations, including Madison Dance, 
Breakdance Club, Dance Company, and 
Latin and Swiiig Dance Clubs. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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Listening to music, senior Sarah Wagoner 
peruses the latest edition ol The Breeze. 
the student newspaper. The Hreeze was 
publisherl bi-weeklv with news, sports, 
opinion, and arts anrl entertainment 
sections. Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Headed for a snowy tall, a former student 
enjoys the surrounding winter wonderland. 
From hiking to sledding on D-Hall trays, 
students found ways to get outdoors during 
every season. Pholo from The Bluestone 

Getting a grip, a student makes his way up 
the University Recreation Center lURECi rock 
wall. UREC's 140,000 s(]u.ire-loot tacilits 
opened in 1940. Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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its traditional 

Swaying, the American flag is displayed 
outside of Wilson Hall. Wilson's 
cupola was once the highest point in 
Harrisonburg, before the construction of 
the ISAT/CS building, according to the 
Centennial Celebration Web site. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Spreading their message, students on the 
Commons protest the conflict in Darfur. 
For decades, the Commons was a venue 
for students to express their sujjport or 
discontent for issues. Photo by Victoria Sisitka 

Silting for peace, a l^ZO student participates 
in a protest. "This new patriotism has been 
self-elaborated by many marches, riots, an 
October ISth moratorium, marching on 
Washington a month later," accorrjing to the 
l*i70 edition of TIh' RluatDnc. Photo from 
The Blucstone archives 

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Bearing the university's former name, a sign 
marks a campus entrance. The university 
was known js Madison (/oliege ior nearly 
40 years. Photo from The Bluestone archives 

Frozen solid, the Duke Dog statue guards 
the Plecker Athletic Performance Center. 
Lee Leuning, the South Dakota artist 
who sculpted the 2,100-pound mascot, 
also created the )ames Madison statue, 
according to the Centennial ("I'lehralion 
Web site. Photo by Stephanie Hardman 

Greeting campus visitors, purple and 
yellow tulips surround one ol the 
university's entrance signs. These signs 
stood at the campus entrances on 
Bliiestofir Drive and Univcrsitv Bnulin .irrl 
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senior Josh Jones 

Enthusiastically wrapping 

his hands around the 

middle, a participant 

adjusts his Lego lower. All 

of the Legos used in Battle 

of the Builds were donated 

to local shelters and 

children's charities. Photo 

h\ /?e\ee TvnHui^en 

Sorting through his Lego 

allotment, a student 

thoughtfully selects the 

perfect piece. Freddie 

Mac, the company who 

sponsored the event, had 

financed more than 50 

million homes since 1970. 

Photo by Revee TenHui^en 

Students competed in Lego 
building on Godwin Field. 

^ M % / m competition unlike any seen on campus 
r / m/ m before. The first Battle of the Builds took 
^^^/ W ^^ place March 28 on Godwin Field. 

The competition pitted 25 groups of students in a race to build the 
tnost awe-inspiring and innovative home designs out of Lego blocks. 
Teams had one hour to build their homes from the ground up. They 
ranged from two to si.\ members working together to win first prize. The 
top five teams won prizes such as folding chairs, umbrellas and gift cer- 
tificates to restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Hams Restaurant. 

Battle of the Builds was meant to be a celebration of the new partner- 
ship between the university and Freddie Mac, the sponsor of the event and 
a corporation that helped homeowners find ways to pay for their homes. 

"The Lego building concept was meant to loosely relate to Freddie 
Mac's mission of making home ownership possible for everyone," said 
Heidi Cuthbertson, the events organizer. The goal was to raise awareness 
of Freddie Mac and its mission on campus, which allowed the business 
to grow even more. 

A live band performed at the battle and free food and drinks 

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by Stephen Brown 

"lully adding the next 
Ix'go, d competitor prepares 
lo finish her school-spirited 
house named "Dukes." 
"students only had one hour to 
build their Lego creations and 
Aere required to use ail of the 
I lieces allotted lo ihem. Photo 
hy Revee TenHulsen 

were available. Throughout the day, the tent was abuzz with activity 
and energy as the band "Moneypenny" performed and competition 
raged. Everyone was welcomed to stop by and partake in the activi- 
ties, except tor the competition itself, which required that teams sign 
up in advance. By the time building began, the scene resembled a 
glorified kindergarten class, with 25 tables covered in Legos and ma- 
niacal students climbing over each other to get to the blocks. In the last live 
minutes, students hurried to put finishing touches on their models. 

The creations all varied in style and function. Some teams went with 
a more traditional home-building formula. The Alpha Kappa team, for 
instance, was inspired by the architectural design of Wilson Hall. Oth- 
ers built large, mansion-like buildings equipped with separate wings 
and guest houses. These designs seemed to attract the judges' approval 
more, considering that the judging criteria focused on structural 
soundness, aesthetics, overall appearance and creativity. 

Still, some of the most interesting models were those that deviated, 
often radically, from conventional architectural sts'les. Team Legolas, for 
example, decided to build up, rather than out, finishing with a six-story 
home built almost entirely with window panes. The cherry on top was 

the luscious green yard situated at the top of the tower instead of the 
front or back of it, as well as the trees sprouting along the home's facade. 

"We're making a tree house," said junior Forrest Bassett, member 
of Team Legolas. "And if you don't like it, there's a boathouse," he said 
as he pointed to a smaller structure at the foot of the tree house. 

Many other teams built traditional architectural norms, such as ba- 
sic four-wall homes. One creation resembled a condemned tower, with 
a yard floating precariously above a rootless living room with a single 
wall climbing higher into the sky. But the judges invariably favored the 
more traditional homes. 

The winner of the event, team Lego My Eggo, recieved an iPod 
shuffle for each member. Their creation sported four intact walls, 
plus a garden and a pool house adjoining the side of the main house. 
Of the top five finishers, only one team's creation deviated from tra- 
dition. The team was Builder Bob's, who created a beach house with an 
Olympic-sized swimming pool on the roof The idea came to senior 
Mike Hoffman "in a dream." 

Senior losh lones said, "We all grew up as Legomaniacs, and we 
just wanted to continue that dream." 

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Break dancers from 

around the world 

came to showcase 

their talents. 


Brittany Leblina 


t was JMU, but it was 

so eclectic," said se- 
nior Jessica Johnston, 
vice president of the 
Breakdance Club. 

On March 31, the Breakdance Club hosted 
Circles 8, one of the largest hip-hop charity 
events on the East Coast. Break dancers battled 
against each other to raise money. The com- 
petition raised about $14,000 for the Multiple 
Sclerosis Society, Mercy House and the Boys 
and Girls Club. 

In Godwin Gym, Circles 8 presented four 
vs. four crew battles, emcee (rapping) battles, Bonnie and 
Clyde {one girl and boy vs. another girl and boy) battles, 
live DJs and even a graffiti art expo. Contestants came 
from as far away as France, and the prize amounts were up 
to $3,000 for the winners of the four vs. four crew battles. 
There were also "ciphers," non-competitive battles tor 
those who just came to dance and be a part of the scene. 

There was a "lot of hype" about Circles 8 according to 
Johnston. "We had a lot of community involvement; not just 
from JMU, but from the Harrisonburg community overall." printed T-shirts for the competition and 
helped to pass the word around ttnvn. 

The Breakdance Club was formed by fosh Rosenthal in 
1997 after the idea came to his friend Kevork Garmirian in 
a dream. "JMU was a different school than it is now," said 
Rosenthal. "There was a lot more of the Greek scene. I knew 
there were other people like me out there, but there was just 
no way to unity these people." 

The Circles charity competition began three years 
later and only drew about 100 people. In its eighth year, with 
over 1,500 in attendance, the Breakdance Club was well on the 
way to its goal "to create a home hip-hop culture at JMU." 

"1 think they're getting better at it every year, actually' said 
Rosenthal. "People come from dl over the countr\' to get to this." 

Beat Whakz won the four vs. four crew battle and the 
$3,000 prize at Circles 8; Mellow Styles took the Bonnie 
and Clyde battle and $200. The emcee battle was won by 

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Executing a difficult power 
move, a competitor does 
a windmill to gain the 
crowd's attention. Due 
to their difficulty and 
required strength, many 
breakdance moves took 
months to master. Pholo 
by Revee TenHuisen 

Gray Matter, who took home $250. 

Besides the participants. Circles 8 also featured the emcee 
"PoeOne" from Zulu Kings in California. 

"He just brought a completely different feel to the event," 
said Johnston. "We had so much feedback from people that 
came to the event from outside of JMU" 

Two well-known break dancers served as guest judges: 
(eromskee from the Massive Monkees crew and Machine 
from the Rock Force crew. "It was just so great to have both 
of them there... they hung out with us but they were also 
great teachers," said Johnston. 

The competition was so popular that a 
video was posted on the Breakdance Club forum for those 
'who might ha%'e been too far outside to see what happened." 

Having a "group of people that was inclusive" while other 
organizations on campus "were exclusive" was something 
that helped Rosenthal through school. Having Circles 8 
showcase break dancing made Rosenthal feel "really good 
to see how much people enjo)' it." 



Advertising for SafeRldes, a 

club member displays the 

fundraising week's events 

on her back. In addition 

to hosting a proceeds 

night at its restaurant, RT's 

Chicken & Grille sponsored 

SafeRides during its first 

operational weekend Photo 

courtesy of Dara Silbeft 

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SafeRides fueled its cause by raising over $3,000. 

raduate Lindsey W'alther-Thomas 
founded SafeRides in 2002. She saw a 
need for safe transportation for late- 
night part\'-goers and students studxing 
on can^lyyjjto the early morning. But the organization faced 
many obstacles during its inception and did not become op- 
erational until Februar)- 2006. It took off after that, transport- 
ing its 1 ,000th customer home safely after only two months in 
business and generating support from both students and the 
communitv; according to senior Tamra Cornwell, executive 
director for SafeRides. 

When SafeRides got its kick-start, expenses went straight 
through the roof In addition to donations, SateRides held a hand- 
raising week in the spring to fuel its operation, including a bake 
sale. Rock Off and male date auction. A big hit with students, the 
fundraising week yielded $3,148.92 in profit The SafeRides Rock 
Off alone generated quite a buzz. Five bands competed in the 
battle, with "Skies o\'er Saturn" prevailing as the winner. The band, 
consisting of seniors Jay McGiU, Eric Nanz and Teagan O'Bar 
and junior Chris AntzouUs, won a show at Alstons Pub to fiirther 
showcase its "Epic Space Rock" talents to the community'. 
"The SafeRides Rock Off was a great experience for us 
as a band," said Antzoulis. "AU of us believe that SafeRides 
is a great idea and is powered by a fantastic and cooperative 
group of individuals. We enjoy doing shows where we 
get the opportunity* to entertain as well as help our fellow 
students or people in need." 

The organization also worked with Cold Stone Creamery 
and RT's Chicken & Grille, garnering even more funds tor 
the newly established group while earning recognition firom 
the Harrisonburg community- 
Members of SafeRides hoped the fundraising week 

would not only raise their budget, but also make SafeRides 
a household name. 

"We thought pro\iding fun e\'ents on campus would get 
our name out there; \ve really wanted people to know who we 
were," said Fundraising Director senior Megan Lake. 

The fundraising e\'ents were a big hit with students. But 
the male date auction "Hot Bods, Hot Rods" was, according 
to Lake, the most memorable e\ent of all. SafeRides auctioned 
off the male a cappeHa group Madison Project, which caused 
quite a stir from the audience. 

"I've never seen so many girls fight over guys before," 
said Lake. "The Madison Project went for $550; a bunch 
of girls pooled their money. It really helped us bring in a 
lot of monev. \Ve were really grateful for Madison Project 
being there." 

At the Cold Stone Creamery fundraiser, members of 
SafeRides worked as Cold Stone employees. On one of 
the warmest nights of the week, this fundraiser raised a 
substantial amount of funds. 

"We had a line out the door most of the night," said 
Lake. "We made a little over S300. It was a really big deal 
for us to bring in that much money." 

WTiile the events of the week made for "one of our most 
profitable years," according to Lake, it also strengthened the 
bonds within the organization. Working together at the \-arious 
events unified the group as a whole. 

"I used SafeRides once and I was really impressed with 
how well their whole system \vorks," said senior Kelly Fisher "I 
was at a house off campus and \vanted to get home, but there 
were no bus stops nearby. I felt a lot more comfortable using 
SafeRides, which is operated by JMU students, than calling a 
cab with a driver I didn't know. Plus it was firee!" she said. 

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Chris Wernikowski i untencl 

lur iLTiicilf .tltention. The 

University Program Bo.ird co- 

sponsorcfJ Ihc m.iie aurti<in 

u'ith SafcRidc!,. Photo 

courtesy ofKristen Malzone 

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and sophomoic Andrew 
Morris show oil their 
talent. The band was 
unsigned but participating 
in competitions like the 
Rock Otf helped build its 
fan base. Photo by Sammy 

Since it cost about S800 per week to fund the organiza- 
tion, Safe Rides had a difficult time getting off the ground. As it 
turned out, insuring SafeRides vehicles and drivers consumed 
the highest cost for the organization. Enterprise Rent- 
A-Car stepped up to cover the insurance needs of both the 
corporation as well as the 200 volunteers that worked for 
SafeRides. It also provided the rental vehicles used every 
weekend for the student-run organization. With the help 
trom Enterprise and sponsors like Domino's Pizza and 

Before SafeRides I 
insurance, it had many cr 
"Last year we got ; 
people who thought that ] 
Cornwell. "People thou^ 
service to them that we ca 
SafeRides also hit i 
March 23 when one of 
the program's logo and ] 

food to the students on the 
|ie a huge success. 

be an organization and received 

|)t of negative feedback from 
I were already operational," said 
we were falsely advertising a 
In't provide." 

leed bump on the weekend of 
le magnetic door signs with 
Ine number was stolen. A IMU 
[Notice was sent to all students 
informing them of the theft and potential impersonator. 

Even though the driver actually gave rides home to 
students, it was unknown if he or she was acting maliciously 
or just attempting to provide a ser\'ice to the students outside 
of the confines of the organization. Although Cornwell did 
not see this incident as a real threat, SafeRides released a 
notice to all students that they should not accept rides from 
\'ehicles bearing the SafeRides magnetic logo unless the drivers 
were wearing the official SafeRides T-shirts. 

For Cornwell, all of the positive responses SafeRides 
received from the university and the Harrisonburg area 
were encouraging, and allowed the organization to relay 
its ultimate message to the community. 

"We want to make people aware of the consequences of 
drinking and driving, but we aren't here to either persuade 
or dissuade people to drink," she said. 

So what did the future hold for SafeRides? Kristin 
Gardner, Associate Director for the University Health 
Center's Office of Health Promotion, who worked to support 
SafeRides, was optimistic. 

"I see the organization continuing to hold a strong 
presence and continuing to grow," she said. "We believe in 
the organization, the mission and most especially the persistent 
and professional students who run the organization." 

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Happy to be provided with 

d Steinway piano. Folds 

finishes up a song in the 

middle of his set. Later in 

the show, his band left the 

stage and Folds played 

alone with his synthesizer 

and Steinway onlv. Photo 

by Revee TenHuisen 

Smiling as he plays, Ben 

Folds sings to excited fans 

at the Convocation Center. 

Folds played a two-hour set 

along with his drummer. 

Sam Smith, and his bassist, 

lared Re\ nolds. Photo by 

Revee TenHuisen 


Ben Folds shared his distinct sound. 


usician Ben Folds "rocked the 'burg" April 10 
at the 2007 spring Convocation Center concert, 
entertaining over 1,500 spectators. 

"Out of all the bands that have come to 
IMU since my freshman year, I was most excited for Ben Folds," said 
senior Emma Dozier. "His music is so unique." 

Folds came on just after 9 p.m., direcdy following an opening perfor- 
mance by guitarist Eef Barzelay. 

"It's damn good to be here," Folds said, greeting the packed audience. 

Folds, who split from his band Ben Folds Five in 2000, was known 
for his piano skills and original music and lyrics, inspired by artists 
such as Elton John and Billy Joel. He was happy to take the stage when 
he saw he was provided with a Steinway piano. 

"Finally, a piano with a low end," Folds said. 

With help from drummer Sam Smith and bass pla)er Jared Re\Tiolds, 
Folds entertained the crowd with his older rock songs such as "Army," 
from his album, "The Unauthorized Diary of Reinhold Messner," as well 
as newer, mellow songs, titled "Landed," and "You To Thank," both from 
his most recent album "Songs For Silverman." 

"His lyrics are funny and quirky, but then he also does those sappy 
love songs that everyone knows," said Dozier. 

Among Folds' quirk)' lyrics were "Now I'm big and important, one 
angry dwarf," from the song "One Angry Dwarf" and his many refer- 
ences to God-like ideas in his song "Jesusland." 

In addition to the Steinway, Folds used a s^Tithesiz- 
er to make sound wave \ibrations throughout the show. 
He said in pre\'ious shows he had claimed that raising the 
frequency high enough would result in a "brown note," 
causing the audience to defecate. He revealed to the 
audience, however, that there was no such thing as a 
brown note during the concert. 

"It was shocking kind of, but I still thought it was 
freaking great," said sophomore Katie Soulen. "He's really funny 
and has a good stage presence." 

Because of his popularity among college-aged smdents, the Universit)' 
Program Board (UPB) had been trying to bring Folds to the university' 
for quite some time, according to graduate Amie Kesler, public relations 
coordinator of UPB. 

"We were very excited and fortunate to have Ben this year, he is 
such a legend," said Kesler. "For each concert we plan, you must 'bid' 
on an artist in order to try to get them to come to our venue and this 
vear we were very luck)' to be able have him perform." Concert tickets 
went on sale March 19. Although sales did not start until 8 a.m., 
students started camping out at Warren Hall hours ahead of time. The 

cJt wad awedome — loen 
tJ^oldd wad totallt} worth it. 

senior Rynn Hickman 

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first person in line for tickets arrived outside Warren Hall at 1 1 p.m. the 
previous night. Doors were opened at 4 a.m., when members of UPB 
had a breakfast of muffins, bagels, orange juice and coffee prepared for 
anxious Folds fans. 

"They played a DVD of Ben Folds in concert for us and we just hung 
out and talked to people," said senior Rynn Hickman. "It was awesome — 
Ben Folds was totally worth it." 

Folds got his start in 1988, playing as a bassist in a band called "Ma- 
josha." Then in 1990, "Majosha" broke up and Folds formed a band called 
"Pots and Pans," which only stayed together for about a month. It wasn't 
until 1994 that Folds, along with bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Dar- 
ren )esse formed "Ben Folds Five," spawning many hit songs. Folds went 
solo in 2000 with the release of his album "Rockin' the Suburbs." 

"I think bands named after a leader are doomed from the beginning," 
said Dozier. "You know they're eventually going to break off and go solo. 
Most of the songs 1 listen to are from Ben Folds Fi\e, but when he performs 
them solo, they sound just as good." 

When Folds made his exit after playing his last song, the audience 
begged for more. After what seemed to be ages of anticipation. Folds 
encored with a song from his days as the lead singer of Ben Folds Five. 

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Lopti\atedbj Ben l-olds i 
piano and vocal stylings, 
excited tans enjoy songs 
iii<e "Rockin' the Suburbs" 
and "Narcolepsy." Floor 
^eating for the show was 
s(]ld out within the first dav 
ui ticket sales. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

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by Rebecca Schneider 



University community supported Virginia Tech in aftermath of tragedy. 

Holding candles in their 
hands, students and faculty 
gather late at night on the 
Quad to remember those 
killed and wounded in the 
Virginia Tech shooting. The 
turnout for the candlelight 
vigil was very large. Photo 
by Vkloria Sisitka 

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onday, April 16, 2007 marked 
the date of the deadliest mass 
shooting to occur on a college 

_</ campus. But to the university's 

community in Harrisonburg, the tragedy at Virginia Tech 
marked a time when the Dukes joined forces to boost Hokie 
spirits; remembering, honoring and supporting the 32 fallen 
victims, their families and others who were affected by the 
ill-fated events that occurred in Blacksburg that day. 

"Along with the response from U.Va., our response was 
something to be proud of," said sophomore David Tashner. "I 
was very proud to be at JMU after the Tech shooting because 
our response was quick and generous." 

Students watched the breaking news on CNN, joined on- 
line groups like "JMU is Praying for Virginia Tech" and bought 
"Remember 4-16-07" T-shirts from Maroon and 
orange ribbon sold out at Wal-Mart as students made and dis- 
tributed pins to honor the fallen and those who were suffering. 

When more information was released regarding the i 
the entire community jumped to its feet to aid Virginu 
the healing process and pray for those in anguish. .^1 

In response to the enormous loss at Vii^ 
counseling center at the Varner House w 


as well as 24-hour on-call counselors ^ 
solation. Many students had close f"" 
in the incident and were unsure M 

r support 
n need of cor 

me and no < 

"that anything can happen to anyi^^^^^ 

can do anything about it," made^^^Bnervous, explain 

sophomore Allen Dawes. ^^^ 

"One of my friends was actual^wounded in the shoo 
ings and another one of my best friend's roommates wa; 
killed," Dawes said. 

In the media release from JMU following the events at Vir- 
ginia Tech, officials noted that the campus was a "safe environ- 
ment" in relation. 

On Tuesday, campuses nationwide held vigils and mo- 




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on, jun ior Rose Coates 

looks lo her friends for 

comforl. StLiflcnts and 

fncultv showed fhcir 

Tech .ipp,ircl. Phnto by 
Siimmy fichenkn 

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cJcAiOi id a dcnool that 
cared. Oven though (J m not a 
dtuaent, cJ dtill ^elt treated ad 
one o^ i)our own. 

Virginia Tech senior Will Roney 

Waving fings h<ing at half- 
mast to honor the victims 
of the tragedy. Flags an.! 
banners were placed 
many locations throughn 
the city and the universi: 
showing support. Pholo b\ 
Karen McChesney 

Dressed in Virginia Tech 

colors, students pray tor 

the victims of the schoi ' 

shooting. Many student- 

hurt by the tragedy gathcK . 

to find solace. Photo by 

Sjmmy Elchenko 

Overcome with emotion, 

students gather on the 

Commons tr) show their 

support and grieve loi 

Virginia Tech. Students 

mourned for friends and 

family members who were 

affected hv Ihe shooting 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

J^ U^eatured 

ments of silence to remember the victims and their families. 

Will Roney, a senior at Virginia Tech, had three JMU 
friends drive down to be at his school's vigil with him. "IMU 
is a school that cares. Even though I'm not a student, I still felt 
treated as one of your own." 

A convocation was held at the Cassell Coliseum on the 
Virginia Tech campus to help the healing process begin. 
Charles King, senior vice president for administration and 
finance, represented the university and attended the event 
with his son, who was a recent \'irginia Tech graduate. 

"I was very impressed with the comments made by 
V'irginia Tech President Charles Steger, President George 
\V. Bush, and Va. Governor Tim Kaine," said King. "All 
three tried very hard with their comments to ease the pain 
that was being felt by the Virginia Tech family." 

While Virginia Tech started on the road to recovery, 
a moment of silence was shared around campus at 2 p.m. 
April 17. Later that night, a candlelight vigil organized 
by the Student Government Association spread hope 

The University Recreation 

, 1. ., -.lort 

Many symbol* ol support 
'.nrang up across campus 

he Ha\s icillo\\inR the 
• icch. Photo by Sammy 

1 l.indLT.inini; ribbons, senior 

April Landreth creates 

or.inge tMMl m,iroon pins (or 
students to \%ear to show 
support lor Virginia Tech. 
Ribbons were displayed 
everywhere from purses to 
clothing to backpacks. Photo 
by Karen McChesney 

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Displaying aftection 

and support for Virginia 

Tech, the Baptist Studeni 

Center on South Main 

Street hangs a banner. The 

community united to pray 

for its struggles. Photo by 

Karen McChesney 

With a Virgrnia lech iiat 

on his head, the lames 

Madison statue reflects the 

extensive amount of support 

for the students affected 

by the school's tragedy. An 

abundance of Virginia Tech 

apparel was made available 

at local retailers. Photo by 

Stephanie Hardman 

Peers share memories 

and stories of Virginia 

Tech students. Hundreds 

of students and faculty 

gathered on the Commons 

days after the tragedy 

to pray, sing hymns and 

share reflections. Photo 

by Karen McChesnr 

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and support for those affected by the tragedy. Stu- 
dents tlooded the Festival lawn and participated 
in prayers, the lighting of candles and chants 
for Virginia Tech. A Tech student was present 
to express gratitude for all of the university's 
efforts, and Dr. Mark Warner delivered an up- 
lifting speech. With candles, flashlights, lighters 
and cell phones held high, Warner addressed the 

"Tonight, when we light up our lights, let your light 
shine for glory for those who have died, for glory for 
those who have lost, for glory for our lives," he said. 

In continued support for \'irginia Tech \\'ithin the days 
following the incident, purple and gold transformed into 
maroon and orange. The university's support for Tech was 
displayed for all to see, from the Quad to the Integrated 
Sciences and Technology (ISAT) building, via the Internet 
and within ones' thoughts. Banners were hung from the 
highwa}' o\erpass, and a sign was hung from the University- 
Recreation Center. At ISAT, a Virginia Tech flag was hung 
at half-mast. \'irginia Tech apparel was worn during "ma- 

roon and orange days." 

A final ceremony on the 
Friday following the shooting 
was held on the Commons. It was 
a moment of remembrance for those 
caught in the line of fire, and a time of reflection 
for the families and friends within the community. The 
students' and faculty's support provided hope to a school 
that was close in proximity physically and emotionally. 

"It was a horrible experience," said Tashner, but it 
seems to have made Tech a very strong, unified com- 
munity albeit at a great price." 

The tragedy at Virginia Tech brought the issue of school 
\iolence and safet)- full circle. .Although the uni\-ersit\- had an 
open campus with a minimal amount of securit)-, administra- 
tors believed that the Virginia Tech campus was secure after 
the incident, and crisis management protocols were looked over 
and amended during the summer. 

At the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year, an up- 
dated emergency response system was instated at JMU. In case 
of a crisis, a siren and P.'\ system were used to broadcast mes- 
sages on campus. To ensure e\'er)'one received the emergencj' 
message, the university sent e-mail notifications to students, 
faculty and staffs. There was also the new option of receiving 
emergency information via cell phone text or voice messages. 

Don Egle, director of public affairs and university 
spokesman, "would also add that the safety discussion 
is an ongoing process. IMU has been and continues to 
be committed to consistently evaluating and updating its 
emergency and communication procedures and policies." 

By keeping campus as accessible and open as pos- 
sible, the community could grow and develop, stepping 
out of the shadow of the \'irginia Tech shooting and into 
an environment focused on student safety and awakened 
to the fragility- of human life. 

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issues gained 
attention across 

by Bethany Blevins 

£_ preading environmental consciousness in the 

^^^^ community became a popular movement as concern 

^^m^^ over the Earth's future grew. As alternative fuel 

methods were developed across the nation, rec\'cling bins and 

energy conservation practices sprung up across campus. 

On one ot the first sunny spring days in April, students 
and members ot the community gathered on the Festival 
lawn to celebrate Earth. 

"The spectacular view of the mountains from that 
hilltop is something that every JMU Duke has passed some 
time looking at," said senior EARTH Club member Brian 
Tynan. "How would [students] feel if that view were no longer 
there, if the Arboretum were turned into another parking 
lot, or if the huge trees on the Quad were cut down to make 
way for more administrative buildings?" 

Earth Week, sponsored by Environmental Awareness 
and Restoration Through our Help (EARTH) Club, Clean 
Energy Coaltion and the University Program Board (UPB) 
began April 16 and lasted until April 22. Events throughout 
this weeklong celebration included a community light bulb 
exchange sponsored by Wal-Mart on Wednesday, a 3-D 
visualization theatre presentation of the Earth on Thurs- 
day, a community bike ride on Friday and culminated with 
"Festival Fest." 

"[Earth Week] was a weeklong campaign to help 
educate students about environmental issues pertinent to 
students in the Shenandoah Valley and greater East Coast 
Region," said Tynan. To encourage people to attend the 
week's events, sophomore Annie Cantrell publicized the event 
by making posters and flyers, and designing Earth Week 
T-shirts with a picture of a tree from the Quad. 

Most prominently, students were encouraged to learn 
more about the environmental issues that threatened the 
Shenandoah Valley. Literature tables were set up for \'isitors to 
read about these issues and learn how to better protect the 
en\ironment. Workshops were held b\' activist and commu- 
nity organizer graduate Hannah Morgan, who worked with 
a wide range of issues including mental health and Mountain 
Top Remo\'al Mining. In the workshop, "Sustainable .Activism: 
How to Not Burn Out," "we had a discu.ssion about sustainable 
activism, and what it meant to have a sustainable work and 
home environment for activists and how to prevent or treat 
unsustainable practices," said Morgan. 

Morgan was not the only speaker to share ideas during 
Earth week. Three other speakers with a wide range of 
experiences came to talk to students about many different 
issues that plagued parts of the Valle)'. First to speak during 
the week was Ed Wiley, an employee of Massey Coal in Coal 
River, WVa. for nearly 20 years, according to Tynan. Wiley 
saw firsthand the pollution caused by the plant, as well as 

JO iJ^eatuveA 

Sporting their Earth 
Week T-shirts, EARTH 
members enjoy the variety 
oi performers. The club 
focused on local, state 
and national issues. Photo 
courtesty ofKaty Kash 

Showing her enthusiasm tor 
"Festival Fest", junior Caitlin 
Boyer blows bubbles 
into (he crowd. The first 
annual event attracted both 
students and Harrisonburg 
locals. Photo courtesy of 
Allison Avery 

(Jhid id the prdf u^edtival 
cJ^edt in what we hope will 
become a tradition. 

junior Marlev Green 

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Covered in clay, junior 

Nick Melas molds pottery 

on the Festival lawn. The 

Green Team sponsored 

"Festival Fast" to address 

environmental problems 

and inform students of 

what they could do to help. 

Photo courtesy of Katy Kash 

more than 100 federal laws the plant violated, but paid fines 
to continue operating. "[Wiley's] goal was to raise enough 
money to build a new school to replace the current Marsh Fork 
Elementary School," located less than 1 00 yards away from the 
earthen dam of the coal processing plant, which held back 
over two billion gallons of coal slurry. 

Another speaker who appeared during the week was 
Joel Salatin, a proprietor of Polyface Farm. This farm 
processed thousands of pounds of chicken, eggs, pork, 
beef and milk every year with very little machinery, no 
pesticides or reuse of meat products, and conservation of 
energy to have very little impact on the environment. Next 
to speak was Mike Ewall, the co-founder of the Student 
Environmental Action Coalition, which promoted campus 
environmental activism. Ewall discussed the potential for 
using alternatives of basic carbon fossil fuels to decrease 
consumption levels and eventually end its use all together, 
using wind, nuclear, wave and geothermal alternatives. 

The fourth and final speaker of the week was Jack Spadaro, 
who served in the Mine Safety and Health Administration for 
over 20 years. Spadaro co-starred in the movie "Sludge," a 
feature documenting the Martin Co. Kentuck)' en\'ironmental 
disaster of 2000 and how big business and media put litde or no 
effort in preserving and protecting the environment. Spadaro 
spoke about the environmental bureaucracy and how new 
measures were taken in punishing big businesses for violating 
environmental protection regulations. 

"Festival Fest" events began Saturday at 2 p.m. Students 
indulged in free cotton candy and popcorn, and played 
Frisbee and kickball. There were also beach balls, disk 
golf games, hula hoops and tie-dye stands to add to the 
carefree "carnival-like atmosphere to unite the people of 
Harrisonburg," according to senior Drew DiCocco, who helped 
prepare the lawn and the musical stage for the event. DiCocco 
also helped book the many bands and musical groups who 
played on the lawn. Eight bands, including "Soldiers of Jah 

Army," "Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings," 
"Blue Method," "Dangus Kahn and the Tornadoes," "Built 
to Write," and Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri, performed 
at "Festival Fest." 

"From hip-hop to folk, reggae, funk, soul, bluegrass 
and rock 'n' roll, [there was] something for everyone," said 
Tynan. Local vendors sold their handmade, all-natural art 
and jewelry at the event, which attracted members of the 
community both young and old. The range of activities 
available drew about 500 students and Harrisonburg locals 
out on the lawn that afternoon. 

"This was the first 'Festival Fest' in what we hope will 
become a tradition," said junior Marley Green. "In the 
future, we hope to bring in more local businesses, and to 
use this event to link the campus community with the sur- 
rounding community even better." 

By tiniting students and faculty with Harrisonburg citizens 
at the event, awareness of the depleting environment 
was voiced to everyone in Harrisonburg, not just to the 
students on campus. 

"Our hope is that "Festival Fest" made contact with a lot 
of people who are not necessarily familiar with environmen- 
tal issues, and because of this event, they are now involved in 
some of the more pressing issues facing us," said DiCocco. 

To keep people updated on new practices to help the 
environment and to attract more students and citizens to the 
cause, the ringleaders of 'Festival Fest' hoped to make it an 
annual event. "We are hoping to keep having them every 
April so that we can keep reminding everyone to take part 
and do something for the Earth," said Cantrell. 

The strip of the Shenandoah Valley that the Dukes and 
Harrisonburg locals called home was beautiful, but there 
were plent}' of things people could do to preserve its splendor. 
"This is an issue that requires a change in lifestyle, in whatever 
capacity that may be," said Tynan. 

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lad in sleepwear, Iruntman 
^eth Casana of "Mitlnight 
^[1aghetti" lakes the stage 
'Utside Festival. The band, 
!■ nown for its unpredictable 
style, played at venues 
across Harrisonburg. Photo 
courtesy of Katy Kash 

Letting loose, two students 
take a moment to play 
with hula-hoops. "Festival 
Fest" provided many the 
opportunity to engage in 
simple outdoor recreation. 
Photo by Jonathan Bryant 

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Relay for Life participants rallied for a cure, by 

Joanna Brenner 

Walking in stride, cam. 

survivors take tlie first lap 

of the niglil. The universitx- 

was one of the natio' 
highest-ranked colleges i 
Relay for Life donations. 
Photo by Victoria Sisitio 


^2. (j^eatured 

^f2^P Glowing in memor 

linarias line the stadiun 

Personalized hags were 

■corated to honor friends 

md family members wliu 

died of cancer. Photo by 

Vicloriti Si'iitLi 

Prepared for the fici 
aftermath, parlicipan 
scarf down hot wings 
the conlesi sponson 
by Buffalo Wild Win;; 
Committees held acliviln 
continuously throughn 
the nighl, mcludrnj; 
talent show and a ihn ' 
legged race. Photo In 
}onathc\n [lr\,M)t 

mm t 6:30 a.m. on April 21, the lights of 

^^^^^^^^^ Bridgeforth Stadium were still illumi- 

M^ ^ m nated. A crowd of students huddled 

^m^^ wr together with blankets and sleeping bags 

as they watched the sun rise. 

"Congratulations! You made it!" shouted a Relay for Life 
committee co-chair at the closing ceremony. 

After 1 1 and a half hours, the remaining Relay for Life 
participants prepared to take dovsTi their tents and head home 
after the closing ceremony speech. 

Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer 
Societ)', was an annual cancer fundraiser in which students 
formed teams of about eight to 12 and gathered tn the stadium 
to promote medical research in hopes of one day finding 
a cure. Teams were formed within organizations and groups 
of friends. Anyone who wanted to participate was encour- 
aged to do so. At the beginning of the year, teams immediately 
started collecting donations. Sophomore Taylor Watkins, cap- 
tain of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia team, raised over S6,000. 

"I sent e-mails to whoever I could think of," Watkins 
said. "I recently lost my grandmother to complications of a 
brain tumor and it gave me a lot of reason to raise as much 
money as possible." 

Students began setting up their campsites as early as 
4 p.m. They came prepared with tents, blankets, sleeping 
bags, snacks and games. 

"We had a tent and we brought a lot of food because we 
were going to be there forever," said junior Erin Johnston. "We 
also had sleeping bags and blankets. . .it was like, below freezing." 

By 6:30 p.m., participants filled the stadium for the 
opening ceremony speech. Immediately following, the 
relay commenced with its first lap of the night. 

"They have [survivors] walk the first lap and it's really 

encouraging," said senior Kevin Anderson. 

While teams aimed to have one of their members cir- 
cling the track at all times, there were numerous activities 
lined up throughout the entire night to keep students am- 
ply entertained. Eating contests, a cappella performances, 
a group fitness class and a "Ms. Relay" pageant were only 
some of the amusing and crowd-pleasing events that took 
place in the stadium. 

The "Ms. Relay" pageant was a big hit with participants. 
Several brave males dressed in drag and competed for the 
title in formal wear, question and answer, and talent catego- 
ries. One contestant posed as Sanjaya, the popular contender 
from the TV show "American Idol." 

"Sanjaya was such a big thing at the time and it was funny 
how he fit the part so well," said Johnston. 

At 1 1 p.m., the lights went down in the stadium. Par- 
ticipants gathered in front of the bleachers while speakers 
told various stories of experiences with cancer. As the 
last speech ended, participants with family or friends who 
had died of cancer lit candles in white paper bags called 
luminarias. The bags were lined up on the bleachers to 
spell the word "hope" when each bag was lit, in honor of 
those who fell victim to the disease. 

As the night pressed on, it grew colder and colder. The 
crowd got thinner and thinner. By 5 a.m., the swarm of 
participants had diminished to half its size. Those remain- 
ing held strong until 7 a.m. 

"It was definitely worthwhile," said Johnston. "I was 
really cold and I was tired because obviously we were there 
for hours, but it was so worth it because I've had family 
[members] who have died of cancer. It's the least we can 
do — just be there." 

O recently lo6t my 
granatnotner to complicatiomS 
o/f a brain tumor ana it 
gave me a lot o/f readon 
to raide a6 muck money ad 

sophomore Taylor Watkins 

Rapidly devouring apple pie, 
sturienis race to consume an 
entire pie hefore the others 
Relay for Life was established 
in 1'*86 as a fundraiser 
for tlie .American Cancer 
Societv's search (or a cure. 
Photo by Jonathan Bryant 

Kelaij for Life 

Flashing a smile and giving 

a double thumbs-up, a 

female graduate shows her 

excitement. At the end of 

the ceremony, many alumni 

walked around the campus 

one more time to reminisce 

about their years spent at 

the university. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

* IV 

Personally decorated, 
students' caps showcase 
various feelings about 
graduation day. With a 
large graduating class, 
students did whatever it 
took to stand out in the 
crowd. Photo by Sammy 




Bittersweetly, a student 
hugs her former professor, 
Alan Neckowitz. 
Graduation offered 
students one last time to 
thank their professors. 
Photo by Sammv Elchenko 

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Bridgeforth Stadium roared excitedly as seniors anticipated graduation. 

Awaiting the start of 
the ceremony, eager 
undergraduates sit dressed 
and ready. The traditional 
cap and gown originated in 
the middle ages. Photo by 
Seth Binsted 

Cfraduation ^5 


M m ^m Wn purple and gold fanfare, the 2007 

^^ M /W /graduating class commemorated 

^/ m / the end of its undergraduate ca- 

^r ^^^x^ reer at Bridgeforth Stadium May 
5. The only thing to match the booming of proud parents 
and friends in the stands as they celebrated this milestone 
was the roar of the soon-to-be graduates themselves. 

Surrounded by an array of brightly colored flags mir- 
rored by personalized hats that declared "Hi, Mom," and, 
"JMU DUKES!," each respective college strutted onto 
the field and awaited the allocation of their diplomas. 
Students searched the stands, hoping to catch a glimpse 
of a recognizable face amidst the crowd in the overflow- 
ing stadium. Some were more successful than others 
with the help of parents' posters that exclaimed, "We Love 
you!," and, "Congratulations, Emmy!" 

"Graduation was so cool," said graduate Samantha En- 
gler. "The greatest thing was that my grandpa drove down 
from Pennsylvania to see me. He's pretty old, so it meant a 
lot to me to have him with me." 

The University Wind Symphony piped up as the 3,954 
soon-to-be graduates took their places below the crowd 
of spectators, their black and yellow graduation gowns 
juxtaposed with brightly colored heels and sandals. The 
chatter finally subsided when a deep, opera-like voice 
filled the stadium as senior Thomas Florio sang "The 
Star-Spangled Banner," culminating in a roaring ovation 
from the massive group. 

President Linwood H. Rose then took the stage for a brief 
greeting, and announced that the university's 100,000th de- 
gree would be conferred, which would set a landmark for the 
class of 2007. In addition. Rose acknowledged the Mrginia 
Tech tragedy, and asked that the class keep those affected in 
their thoughts as they celebrated this important day. 

After the words of congratulations, 2007 Senior Class 

kJnen mi) dad told me (J 
have no readon not to he 
proud o/f ijou, it meant the 
world to me. 

graduate Samantha Engler 

Challenge Student Director Cwendohn Brantle}' presented 
Rose with the class gift. In a record year, the senior class 
participation tor the year exceeded 20 percent with 620 
participants, and Brantley presented a check to the univer- 
sity for $31,652.75. 

"This sign will serve as a model for others, to be used 
as you [Rose] requested, for future IMU students," she said. 

The Senior Class Challenge was a program originated 

Thrilled by the 

announcement o( their 

graduation, students throw 

their caps into the air. It 

was tradition to transfer 

one's tassel trom the right 

side ol the mortarboard 

to the left side once thes 

received their dei;rec. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

to allow seniors to give back to the university even before 
they left with their diplomas. 

Following the presentation of the gift. Student Gov- 
ernment Association President Brandon Eickel addressed 
the crowd with his admiration of the students and the 
universit)' as a whole. 

"There's much to love and much to be proud of here," 
he said. 

Graduating senior Amber Garrity agreed as she gave 
her student address to the anxious assembly. "JMU has 
empowered us as leaders," she said. "We never gave up 
on school spirit." 

Garrity reminisced on the advice given to her by par- 
ents and friends as she delved into her college career, all of 
it sounding so simple, "Wash your sheets, take the bus and 
get a job." These directions, though certainly imperative, 
only touched on the complexity of the lives and emotions 
of the 2007 graduating class. 

Finally, the students sat up in anticipation as Ambas- 
sador Gaddi H. Vasquez took the stage to give his com- 
mencement address. Vasquez, the eighth United States 
Representative to the United Nations Food and Agricultural 
Organizations, most recently served as the Director of the 
United States Peace Corps. In his stirring speech, he an- 
nounced that, as of 2005, the university ranked number two 
in the nation of medium-sized colleges and universities for 
participation in the Peace Corps. "I challenge you to he a 
participant and not just a spectator," said Vasquez. "If you 
embrace this ideal, you can be the generation that wins the 
war that can be won; the war on world hunger." 

Recalling his journeys over the years, Vasquez encour- 
aged students to look beyond their own lives and desires and 
to embrace their ability to do great things for their fellow man. 
"I came here toda\' to ignite your sense of compassion," he 

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said. "Together we can give to people with the greatest needs; 
we can give them the greatest gift — the gift of life." 

Following the distribution of the doctoral and master's 
degrees, eager seniors once again became restless in their 
seats. Colorful beach balls flew through the crowd as Florio 
once again addressed the crowd by singing the Alma Mater, 
signifying the end of commencement. "Are you ready?," 
asked an energetic Rose, and a swarm of friends and family 
rushed the stadium to embrace their loved ones. The Wind 
Symphony piped up in the background, shadowed by the 
laughter of graduates and tears of family members as they 
made their way to their respective college ceremonies. 

Engler recalled the impact her parents made on her 
college career on the day it all concluded. "You want to do 
well because you want to show them you can do well," she 
said. "It's something you work your whole life toward, 
and when my dad told me T have no reason not to be 
proud of you,' it meant the world to me." 

Detours were made on the way to college ceremonies 
for photo opportunities with the James Madison statue 
and final looks at dorms that once housed the graduates. 
Though eager to begin the ne.xt phase of their lives, the 
students lingered on the way to collect their diplomas, 
as if reluctant to leave the university that they had called 
home for so many years 

Exrilefl and smiling, ^vo 
' ' ' '■ c)t family 

; he stands. "It 
was an extitingdaybutalniosi 
lell surreal that four years 
had already gone by," Siiid 
;.;raduale Rachael Croseclosc. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 






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, j.erjoyed alter recci. ..., 
(heir diplomas, two 
graduates embrace. 
Diplomas bore the 
university seal, which was 
based on the coat of arms 
of the Madison family, 
dating back to the 1 !th 
century. Photo by Sammy 

., .... .miera into 

the crowd, a senior captures 
graduation memories. The 
mass of students in caps 
and gowns afforded the 
opportunity to capuro a 
memorable moment. Photo 
bv Maria Nosal 

Cfraduation Hrf 


U) Lidiiiif rdinidi.iti'i 

1787 Orientation eased 

new students into 

college life. 

^^^M 787 Orientation started with a downpour. But 

m the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the univer- 

m sity's largest incoming freshman class to date. 

f On Aug. 21, freshmen moved into their empty 
dorm rooms, met their roommates and began their new 
lives. Parents and freshmen struggled to keep personal 
items dry, running for cover in the process. 

"It was an interesting experience," said freshman Chris- 
tina Constabile. "I got soaked completeh' head to toe. [My 
parents and I] probably got three things in the dorm before 
it started to pour. Ever\'thing sat out in the common room 
so that we could dry things off, but it didn't really work." 

For the first time, the move- in process was scheduled 
for two days to alleviate the traffic and chaos. Campus 
maps, known as "mappies," and keys were passed out as 
students began the transition to college life. Orientation 
volunteers arrived to assist with the mo\e-in process and 
comfort worried parents and students. 

First veaR Orientation Guides (FROGs), clad in vellow 

T-shirts, welcomed students with gusto, singing, dancing 
and lifting hea\y objects. FROGs underwent training with 
Orientation Program Assistants (OPAs) for several days 
prior to learn how to handle the challenges of orientation. 

"Training helped me to become more comfortable 
with how strange I can be," said sophomore FROG Tyler 
Conta. "All of the FROGs I trained with and my OPAs 
were all great people who had lots of similarities to me 
and helped me to open up even more than I had thought 
possible. Overall, training to be a FROG helped me to 
actually become more m\self." 

The University Welcome kicked off the weeklong 
festivities, with FROGs performing the infamous "FROG 
dance." Other activities throughout the week included 
icebreakers, conversations with professors and break- 
dancing performances. 

To educate and entertain. Reality Educators Advocating 
Campus Health (REACH) peer educators held a program 
in Wilson Hall called "The Duke is Right," which promoted 

Imitated by onlookers, OPAs 
dince on the steps of Wilson 
Hall. OPAs first met the 
incoming cKiss ol 
Summer SpnnglKwrd, an 
< tricntatiitn tmniram in June arxl 
^ Phnlnh'^imp Conner ■ 

^h c^eaturd 

Bunting ci move, junior OPA 
Andy Gibson practices his 
sprinlcier dance move. Silly 
fiances helped new students 
lo loosen up while making 
the college transition. Photo 
by laime Conner 

safe beha\'iors. The game show spoof of "The Price is Right" 
taught students about alcohol and sexual health. \'arious 
residence halls wore togas, camouflage and other themed 
costumes. To show unity, those students wearing the most 
spirited outfits were called up to the stage to answer ques- 
tions for prizes. 

"I got to go up on stage and show spirit for my dorm," 
said freshman lUl Whalen. "And [the presentation] also taught 
me safer ways to get around campus on the weekends." 

"The Duke is Right" wasn't the only teaching tool 
designed to help students transition. Students met with 
professors to discuss the summer reading selection, "Fed- 
eralist 10," which was chosen in honor of the university's 
centennial celebration. Students also had a chance to discuss 
how classes worked, putting them at ease and preparing them 
to be active participants. 

The centennial theme continued as the class of 2011 
tound out more about the campus through the centennial 
challenge scavenger hunt. The winners received a back- 
stage meet-and-greet with the band Gym Class Heroes, 
who performed at the university Oct. 3. Despite the heat, 
students ran all over campus, becoming more familiar 
with the area and getting excited for the new year. FROGs 
formed special bonds with their groups of freshmen. 

"When I was feeling down, every time I saw my first 
years, or any other freshman, I just got so happy," sopho- 
more FROG Lorayah Priester said. "I was so excited for 
them because they don't even know what their freshman 
\ear will be like." 

The element of surprise established itself on move-in 
day and lasted as the unexpected weather added to the 
confusion of the first week. Because of rain, the pep rally 
was moved inside the Convocation Center where students 
were introduced to football players, the Marching Royal 
Dukes and Duke Dog. Spirits weren't dashed by the rain 
as a processional afterwards led freshmen into UREC for 

Orientation -^9 


iriake in 

orienladcm aclivilies, 

students hciicl through 

Duke Dog Alley to the 

Convocation Center. By 

having events in difterent 

areas of campus, orientation 

helped new students learn 

the layout ol the university. 

Photo by laime Conner 

30 (featured 

Playfair, a giant icebreaker in which everyone was mixed 
together to meet more people. The highhght of the event 
was the Standing Ovation, which allowed any student who 
felt that he or she deserved recognition to stand and re- 
ceive uproarious applause while being lifted high in the air 
by surrounding students. New traditions like Playfair were 
added to old favorites like the performance by hypnotist 
Michael C. Anthony. 

Always a popular event, students crowded into the Con- 
vocation Center, excited for the possibility of being h)'pnotized. 
Anthony called students up to the stage and gradually put 
them into a deep sleep. As they sank deeper and deeper into 
h)pnosis, unbelievable events began to occur. One freshman 
changed his name to Cha-Cha, another howled at the moon 
and other students were terrified b\- a belt the)' thought had be- 
come a snake and were quick to jump backwards. As laughter 
drowned the room, Anthony told the hypnotized students that 

sliowing its school spirit, the 
|iep rally audience cheers 
tor its university. Although 
the event was moved to the 
Convocation Center due 
•i) weather, the crowd still 
(dialed |)urple and gold. 
Photo by Sonya Euksuzian 

ttentively watching the 

'■p rally, four OPAs take 
: break from their high- 

nergy jobs. OPAs helped 
■lany new students relax 

nd settle into college life 
:jring orientation. Photo by 
'^onya Euksuzian 

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nothing had happened, that they would remember nothing 
until they walked otFthe stage. As the sudden realizations of 
the nights events dawned on them, the audience erupted with 
applause and laughter. 

Throughout the week, students had several activities 
to choose from when night fell. An ice cream social, free 
movies at Grafton-Stovall Theatre and BREAK were all 
events presented to students. BREAK was a high-energy 
break dancing event. BREAK members held a dance 
workshop during orientation, and later showcased their 
moves at Jimmy's Mad Jam, an orientation show consist- 
ing of a cappella groups and other performance clubs at the 
university. "Since I had the decision to either make friends 
or be an aloof hermit, I decided college will be what I make 
it and therefore allowed myself to just have fun and enjoy the 
week with my new friends," said freshman Kelly Pilkerton. 

Even though 1787 August Orientation only lasted a 
week, it made a difference in many students' lives. "Overall, 
probably the best week I've ever had at JMU," Conta said. 


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Hypnotized into tliinl<ing 
lie's dancing with a girl, 
,1 stLicleiit entertains the 
(- lowd as he floats gracefully 
across the floor. A returning 
tavorite, hypnotist Michael C. 
Anthony amazed the crowd 
as he made participants act 
in hysterical ways. Photo by 
Snnv3 Euksuzian 

Holding their signs high, 
freshmen demonstrate 
their knowledge of proper 
condom usage at the 
"Dul<e is Right." The annual 
program taught freshmen 
about alcohol, sexual 
health, campus safety and 
preventing sexual assault. 
Photo bv Sonvs Euksuzian 

Proudly displaying their 
purple and gold, a FROG 
and her freshmen get 
pumped up before Quad 
Fest. Quad Fest featured a 
spirit station anri resourre 
fair Photo by Sonya 

Keeping the crowd laughing 
at Jimmy's Mad lam, 
comedians "The Late Night 
Players" emcee the show. 
Various acts took the stage 
to give the freshmen a taste 
of the entertainment options 
available on campus. Photo 
by Jaime Conner 

CJrientafion ho 

Focused on gellinn his work 

done, Ifeshmjn Michael 

Stanley studies lor a t l,i^^ in 

his dorm room. For sludents 

who preferred not to study 

in their rooms, dorm study 

lounges. Carrier Library 

and Taylor Down Under 

were alternatives. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

Seated on a windowsill at 

the ct>d ot her nxdctii r h.ill 

Ireshnian Cori Lindenbaum 

keeps in touch with someone 

from home. Many sludents 

wlw) were miles away from 

family and high school friends 

used cell phones as a nwin 

means of communication. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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p^M^ Mii^M ^^^ by Jessica Benjamin 

From Skyline to Bluestone, 
students navigated a variety 
of li^^j^lg^^ations. 

ogwoods. Magnolias, Spruces and 
Willows — all unique trees and so 
much more. lust as special as the 
trees they were named for, these 
four dormitories represented only one of the five distinct 
residence areas on campus. 

The treehouses were part of the Lake residence area. The 
other four housing sections were Skyline, which consisted of 
Chesapeake and Potomac, the Village, nine suite-st)'le dorms 
located in the center of campus, Hillside, three haU-st)'le dorms 
only steps away from Taylor Down Under and PC Dukes and 
Bluestone, which included all the dorms on the Quad made of 
the universiU's famous bluestone. 

Each of these housing areas created a difTerent atmosphere 

Smith pass the lime by 
reading magazines. In order 
to make move- in day less 
chaotic, there were two 
different days tor freshmen 
to gel settled. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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Seeking privacy in the 
hallway, a Wayland resident 
talks on her cell phone. 
Wayland Hall was named 
after )ohn VV. Wayland, a 
former department head 
in both history and social 
science. Photo by Sammy 

Piled up in the middle of 
a dorm room, laundry and 
trash are evidence of the 
busy college lifestyle. All 
dorms were equipped with 
laundry facilities, recycling 
options and dumpstcrs. 
Photo by Samnn Elchenko 



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while making a phone 
lM. freshman Katherine 
Bennett miilli-l,isks 
\\ hile silling on her dorm 
room bed. The university 
housed students in 16 on- 
campus residence halls. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

lilinfllOCl III' :i 1 MMMlsriKt 

and her plaid comforter, 
freshman Lauren Catino 

catches sonic mid-day 
Z's in her room. All dorm 
room beds were bunkable, 
so students could choose 
the style they preferred 
for their rooms. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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sophomore Lauren Shutt 

and emironment. As freshmen, students were required to live on 
campus. They were not, however, able to choose where they lived. 
Some students fell in love with not only their dorms, 
but also their roommates. 

"I'm really close with everyone down my hall," said 
freshman Christina Ferrari. 

As a resident of Gifford Hall in the Bluestone area Ferrari 
was in a unique dorm set-up. Gifford was a hall-style dorm, 
with several accompanying suites. The hallway consisted of 
multiple suites of two bedrooms and one bathroom. 

The true suites were located in the VLUage. There, dorms 
such as Hanson and Garber were divided into sections A, 
B and C. Each section had a lab)'rinth-like stairway that led 
up to each suite. The suites contained three bedrooms and a 
common room. Two of these 
suites shared a bathroom. 

This set-up led to one of 
two likely outcomes. Either 
students quickly bonded with 
their suitemates, and enjoyed 

the company of five roommates, or they didn't get along 
with their suitemates and potentially had a difficult time 
meeting other people in the dorm. 

"It was alienating me from the other 
sides of Ikenberryr said junior Nicole Andrade. 
If students could have selected their 
own dorms, and relived freshman year, "I 
would probably pick one ot the hall styles, 
like Hillside, Chesapeake or Potomac," 
Andrade said. 

Although the Hillside and Skyline areas were 

both hall-style, each had its own personality. 

"Yeah, they're definitely different," said 

junior Laura Braft. "Chesapeake and Potomac 

have more of a part)' atmosphere." 

As a resident of McGraw-Long her fresh- 
man year, Bratf was jealous of the potential to 
bond with a whole suite. 

"I feel like people bond better because 

[they] have that common room," she said. "I 

was always jealous of that suite bonding." 

Freshman Nathan Taylor, on the other hand, enjoyed 

living in Hillside. 

"I love it. My entire hall is really, really cool people. 

We all go out together," said Taylor. "I will probably end 

up living with some of the people on my hall next year." 

The Lake area was made up of the treehouses, as 

well as Eagle, Chandler and Shorts. Sophomore Lauren 

Shutt, who recently came to the university after moving 
from Alaska, was placed in Willow Hall, a two-floor 
dorm in this area. 

"I think it's awesome," said Shutt. "The girls are on one 
floor and the guys are on one floor I think it's easier to meet 
people this way. We're like one big family." 

On the opposite side of campus from Newman Lake was 
Sk\'line, made up of onh- Chesapeake and Potomac. 

"Everybody was really united [in Potomac]," said junior 
Megan McCarel of her freshman year living situation. "No 
one was left out. I feel like everyone was always trying to 
include everyone else." 

McCarel's current roommates, however, were not as 
fortunate their freshman year. 

"They had a ver)' horrible experi- 
Cly/") 'hi J • /. ■} " ence," she said. "If you don't get along 

nJere liRe one big fjanimt. , \ ,, , , 

'^ '^ ^ with your suite. Its really hard to 

branch out, especially if you don't 
have an activity on campus, or aren't 
involved in anything." 

Each dorm allowed for a unique experience, highlighted 
by the different activities offered in each dorm, junior Kristi 
Van Sickle, a resident adviser (RA) in Wampler Hall, 
hosted activities for her residents like painting door 
wedges, icebreakers, a roommate agreement signing event and 
planned to take them camping. Her favorite program was 
her roommate program. 

"We played a lot of games and everyone got to know 
each other. It was a good bonding program," said Van Sickle. 

RAs took an eight-week class while holding the position. 
The class was offered for one credit and met for two hours 
each week to train advisers in tasks such as handling resident 
conflicts and resident bonding. 

RAs, roommates and living style added up to create a 
unique experience in each dorm. But why build a suite- 
style dorm? Why hall-style? 

Office of Residence Life employee Frances Samson 
explained that upperclassmen preferred suite-style living. 
Most of the newer dorms on campus were hall-style so 
the freshmen could experience that t)-pe of living situation. 
A new dorm featuring hall-style living was planned to 
open in 2009. 

The Milage dorms were built )'ears ago, and at that time 
suite-style living seemed more suitable. Recently it seemed 
that the hall-style was more preferred. 

"Over time we realized that hall-style was a better living 
environment," said Samson. 

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bv Caitlin Harrison 

UPB presented a week of 
nostalgia and fun. 

iLaced and ready, 
students prepare to skate. 
It was an event that 
brought students back to 
their youth, many were 
a little less than stable 
on the floor Photo by 
Victoria Sisitlia 

Sporting high-top sneaker-- 
a student displays his 
love of the qOs. Students 
showed their support of 
the event by wearing '90s 
apparel at the Dennis 
Haskins event Photo by 
Victoria Sisitio 

■ ie-dye. "Legends of the Hidden Temple." 
^ m The Macarena. "Clueless." "Saved by the Bell." 

m ^ The University Program Board (UPB) brought back 

^»»«^ all these classics during '90s week Sept. 10 through 14. 
"We wanted to create a variety of events that were reminiscent 
of JMU students' childhood," said Jenna Cook, UPB vice president of 
marketing and communication. 

Members of UPB met Dennis Haskins, 
better known as Mr. Belding froin the '90s 
T\' show "Sa\'ed b\- the Bell," at a conference 
for program boards, and brainstormed 
the idea to host various events that would 
remind students of their childhoods. 
T-shirts with a "JMU loves the '90s" logo 
on the front were on sale for seven dollars 
patio outside of Warren Hall. 

Monday night's feature event was a 
movie on the Quad, which was moved 
inside Wilson Hall due to inclement 
weather. Students came out to see "In- 
dependence Day" starring Will Smith. 
During the event, UPB held a raftle for 
dinner at Madison Grill with Mr. Belding. 
Tuesday's events were scheduled to 
consist of a band playing '90s covers on the Festival lawn, as well as 
T-shirt tie-dyeing. But because of the rain, the band "True Currency" 
was moved inside, and tie-dye was moved to Wednesday. "True Cur- 
rency" performed top songs from the '90s like "Flake" by Jack Johnson, 
"Inside Out" by Eve 6 and "Santeria" by Sublime while students ate 
their lunches. Tuesday night featured karaoke at D-Hall. Students 
requested songs they wanted to sing, and could then perform the song 
alone or with a group of friends. Some of the D-Hall staff even joined in. 

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Positioned outside the 

slinwing of "Independence 

Dr. ^e^illrv Kyle Perron. 

Caitiin Hylinski ,inij junior 

Christine Schaefer sell 

shirts supporting ihe *;MK. 

The logo of the week 

resembled that of the TV 

show "I love the '90s." 

Photo by Victoria Sisitka 

Humored by the interview, 

Dennis Haskins laughs 

at junior Andy Gibson^s 

questions. Hawkins hegon 

his career as a concert 

promoter and then began 

acting in various TV shows. 

Photo bv Victoria Sisitka 

Wednesday was perhaps the most important day of 
'90s week. Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding) came to the 
university to speak to students on various topics. Before 
he spoke, students who won the raftle during Monday's 
events joined him for dinner at Madison Grill. 

"He wanted more than fi\e people to come, so he went 
around some of the academic buildings and interrupted 
meetings, telling people to come to dinner," said sopho- 
more Lindsey Andrews. 

Haskins also made the dinner extra special when he visited 
a table nearby where someone was celebrating a birthda\'. 

After dinner, the group took a walk around campus. 

"He wouJd wave to people on the Quad, and they wouldn't 
realize it was him until they turned around," said Andrews. 

Sophomore Telmyr Lee said, "It was really cool and 
weird at the same time to have dinner with Mr. Belding. The 
whole time I was sitting there thinking, 'What the heck, I'm 
having dinner with Mr. Belding! VVTio does that?"' 

Students were lined up at 7 p.m. to be the first to buy 
tickets and get into the Wilson Hall auditorium. Once they 
were let in, students rushed into the hall to try to get front 
row seats. A bold student even held a poster that read, 
"Marry me Mr. Belding!" 

WTien evePi'one was seated, a clip montage was shown of 
all of Haskins' recent work on TV shows and moNdes, ending 
with the opening credits of "Saved by the Bell." Haskins then 
came out and introduced himself as well as the a cappella group 
Madison Project, who later performed. The group sang an 
assortment of songs from '90s TV shows, including theme 
songs from "Family Matters," "Full House," "The Fresh Prince 
of Bel-Air" and, of course, "Saved by the Bell." 

Haskins began the program by talking about his recent 
work in the film industry, and then introduced Student 
Government Association Vice President Andy Gibson, who 
had the privilege of interviewing him. Haskins discussed 
his career and how he got his start in the film industry. He 
also talked about his claim-to-fame role as Mr. Belding in 
"Saved by the Bell," (1989 to 1993). Students asked questions 
the)' had about the show, or about his career. 

At the end of the program, 10 students answered 
tri\'ia questions about the show. The first-place contestant 
won a "JMU loves the '90s" T-shirt, and a photo of the 
"Saved by the Bell" cast, both signed by Haskins. The 
second-place winner won a water bottle and photo also 
signed by Haskins, and the third-place winner received 
a photo signed by Haskins. Signed photos were sold for 
five dollars and students could wait in line to get their 

SO (J^eatwed 

■» ( 

picture taken with Haskins. 

Tuesday's postponed tie-dye event also took place on 
Wednesday, from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Festival lawn. 

"Within the first hour, about 60 T-shirts were given 
out," said junior Rachel Blanton. 

Thursday night's event v^^as roller skating at FunZone 
from 7 to 10 p.m. Students caught the bus or paid a dollar 
to ride a shuttle that would take them to the skating rink. 
There was also a '90s costume contest, and the winner re- 
ceived tickets to the upcoming Gym Class Heroes concert. 

The popular '90s movie "Pulp Fiction," starring Samuel 
L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman 
played at the Grafton-Stovall Theatre at midnight on 
Friday. About a hundred students showed up to catch the 
flick — a fitting end to an extreme '90s week. 

iuinin^ in iliL ^'iiitjaaijuiic;;;, 
Dennis Haskins performs 
with Madison Project. 
Haskins made guest 
appearances on a variety of 
TV shows, including "The 
Dukes of Hazzard," "7th 
Heaven" and "|AG." Photo 
by Victoria Sisitka 

Shown in Wilson Hall 
Auditorium, the classic 
'90s movie "Independence 
Day" entertains students. 
Due to inclement weather, 
the turnout for this event 
was not what would have 
been expected at its original 
location on the Quad. 
Pholo by Victoria Sisitka 

cJcMIyt Cove m^^u^^^^ 

Stricken with fear, 
sophomore Connor Oven 

Vi^ll.lll/'CS hi^ t.TtC. 1 

chicl<ene(l out — I'm ,iit,ii(l oi 

heights, " said Oven Pholo 

courtesy of Nick Pence 

OtZ creatures 

by Rebecca Schneider 

Heading out of town made it possible to escape routine. 


I get so bored here on the weekends," 
said sophomore Kelsey Da)'ton on a 
Sunday afternoon, reahzing that her 
weekend consisted of nothing new 
and exciting. For many students, weekends were a time 
to sleep in and relax, grab brunch at D-Hall, maybe do an 
hour of schoohvork and then get ready for the night's fes- 
tivities. Students had the opportunity to seek other options 
at the university, such as watching the Dukes in action or 
attending an activity or event sponsored by various campus 
organizations, like watching inexpensive movies at Grafton- 
Stovall Theatre. But what happened when a student wanted 
to take the road less traveled? 

Although Harrisonburg seemed to be in the middle 
of nowhere, the university was conveniently located a short 
distance from many local attractions. Students headed 
north, south, east or west to escape the dullness of campus 
and apartment life. 

It a group of friends wanted to go for something 
extreme, they could head down North High Street to Rud\''s 
Paintball. Continuing past the city limits, possibilities 
were endless. Just 30 minutes away was Shenandoah 

Stretched to the limit, a 

student climbs a rock at Blue 

Hole. The local water hole. 

nestled in the woods, was 

a warm weather attraction 

for many students. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

TDaiJ (Jripd <i)3 

National Park. At the park, swimming, boating 
and rafting were permitted in most of the rivers 
and streams. Students could also enjoy a drive 
or bike ride along "Skyline Drive, located west 
down [Route] 33," said sophomore Jeff Hart. "It's 
a great place to just get away from the stress of 
school and just enjoy the outdoors." 

Instead of going to the University Rec- 
reation Center for a daily workout, students 
also visited Dark Hollow Falls, a five-mile 
trail that led to a striking view of a 70-foot 

"The path is very simple and easy for those 
inexperienced at hiking," said sophomore Franz 
Roitz. "There are also several other alternative 
routes for the more bold. In addition to hiking, 
there are multiple cliff sides that are ideal tor 
climbing or rappelling. Dark Hollow Falls is also 
conveniently located near Big Meadows, a giant 
field on the top of the mountain, that is perfect 
for picnicking or just sitting in the sun." 

Other scenic mountain destinations were 
Blue Hole and Reddish Knob. Blue Hole was 
a swimming hole with a large rock for jumping 
and areas for sunbathing. Reddish Knob was 
the highest point in northern Virginia, provid- 
ing a memorable view. 

Also a short distance west on Route 33, 
Massanutten was an area with a rich variety 
of activities. As a four season resort, Mas- 
sanutten had options to suit everyone's interests. 
The most popular included golf, Frisbee golf, 
snow sports and the indoor water park. 

The Luray Zoo, Endless Caverns and the 
Natural Bridge were located in the Shenandoah 
Valley. Those on a stricter budget tried ven- 
turing into Washington, D.C. for the ultimate 
American experience. 

"I'm interested in going into D.C. because 
it's free and [college students] don't have a lot 
of money," said Dayton. "The museums and 

FAlling ihroLigh the air, 
<^ophomore Nick Pence 

hurries himsflt nil , 

40-foot cliff in Shenandoah 

National Park. Those 

who enjoyed taking the 

plunge could also try hang 

gliding at the park, liul a 

permit was required. Pholo 

courtesy of Christian Carroll 

Dotting the hillside, trees at 

higher altitudes are first to 

develop the oranges, reds 

and yellows of autumn. 

Shenandoah National 

Park was covered with 

hiking trails, a natural 

waterfall and breathtaking 

landscapes. Photo courtesy 

of Nick Pence 

Following a long day oi 
swimming, sophomore 
Samuel Kistner and h ■■ 

dog. Cailie. \\.-i<: h .)ih.-r^ 

swim at Blue Hole. She 

goes everywhere I go," 

said Kistner. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 



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monuments are free, so all I would have to 
pay tor is gas." 

After exploring Harrisonburg and Wash- 
ington, D.C., another noteworthy attraction 
was in West Virginia. Nelson Rocks Preserve 
provided an opportunit)' to hike and rock climb 
via ferrata-st\'le. Students were outtitted with a 
harness, two safety lines and a helmet, then sent 
up the side of a cliff, over a wooden bridge and 
to the summit of a mountain. It was fairly safe, 
and a reasonable challenge for novice climbers. 

"When you are climbing, you attach your 
safety lines to a metal cable, so at most you fall 
10 feet, as opposed to hundreds," said freshman 
Matt Powers. "There's nothing else like standing 
on a rock that's four feet wide, and having a 
1000- foot drop on either side of you, especially 
after exerting your own energ)' for a few hours. I 
felt \'ictorious. Doing the course is a great break 
to the mundane apartment [and] campus life. 
I enjoy being outdoors and being challenged, so 
the via ferrata is perfect for me." 

Dwarfed by the towering 
rlitt' .ibove, sophomores 
Nick Pence jnH Connor 
Oven t.-\].ili.irr .1 ir.iil j! 
Shenandoah .\ational 
Pork. Hikes through the 
park served as an escape 
from the daily grind. Photo 
courtesy of Christian Carroll 

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by Walter Canter 


Campus changes welcomed 
students back in the fall. 

/ ince the beginning, the university 

^^^■^^was constantly changing. Its 

- /appearance was never the same 

^^fc^^^ two years in a row. Students 

returned to campus in the fall to evidence of the 

universit)'S e\'er-changing nature. 

The most notable change on campus 
was the amount of construction. Miller Hall, 
which housed laboratories, classrooms and a 
planetarium, was continuing renovations, and 
Harrison Hall finished renovations on the \'ideo 
production studio in the basement. The end of 
the Quad was dug up in preparation to create a 
tunnel walkway under Main Street to the brand 
new Warsaw Avenue parking deck. Heavy 
machinery and construction crews interrupted 
the Quad's typical tranquility. 

"While driving by on Main Street, it looks like 
some kind of canyon," said junior John Fitzgerald. 

PoSilionoci <ii Irif ftui (II Inr, ihc underground 

tunnel construction bk)f ks 

roughly a third of the jrea 

from usage. The projec I 

began in the summer ,ind 

was intended to provide 

students a safer route for 

crossing South Main Street. 

Photo by Karen McCheiney 

"But sitting on the steps of Wilson it looks more 
like an excavation, like they are looking for some 
kind of ancient tomb." 

Junior Nick Pascarella said, "I am sure the 
Quad, when finished, will still be peaceful and 
green as it once was, but as far as plasang football 
in the vast expanse of flat Quad near Main Street, 
those days are sadl)' gone." 

Students kept close tabs on the historic parts 
of campus, whether in awe of the construction 
or disappointed in the changes. The Bluestone 
area was not the only section of campus under 
construction. On the east side of campus a new- 
library was in the works. It was constructed to 
house science, technology and health science 
resources for departments located on the east side 
of campus. 

Small details maintained the university's 
natural beaut)'. Landscapers made slight changes 

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jrtion signs 
add chaos to campus. 
Students accounted lor 
construction messes b\ 
allowing extra time to 
get to classes. Photo by 
Karen McChesney 

tting inside the ne\' 
j.iMo's, sophomore David 
Conley ^nd senior Justin 
Hardy take a lunch breaN. 
jizno's was a new dining 
■ L;ili!\ added inside Mr. 
Chips Convenience Store. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Campwi (changed Ot 

in ISAI, the bast C»im|XK Libraa- 
underj«oes construction lo 
become a fi«^5tor\', 106.000 
square-foot (adlilv The nev\' 
lilxars' wxild hold the science 
and technology collections and 
provide students with a nev\ 
inhumation resource. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Avenue Parking Deck, the 
electronic parking space 
monitor is helpful lor 
students rushing lo class. If 
the parking deck was full, 
students utilized the gravel 
lots located behind Buffalo 
Wild Wings. Pholo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Oo cJ^eatured 

and touch-ups to counter the construction. The 
lobby inside Warren Hall turned into a gallery to 
display student art and the school re-landscaped 
the area in front ot Burruss Hall and transformed 
the old entrance to the library into a courtyard 
with a raised flowerbed. 

A Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) gaming 
machine was installed in the Festival Conference 
and Student Center as well. The new game 
replaced an old pinball machine. Students showed 
off their pattern-stomping skills while trying to 
stay on beat with the music that boomed from a 
system v«th two sub-woofers. The flashing lights 
and constant beat revitalized what was once a 
seldomly used game room. 

The on-campus convenience store Mr. 
Chips was completely revamped by the addition 
ot Quizno's. The sandwich restaurant provided 
students with toasty treats as an alternative 
dining option. 

"I had never eaten in a Quizno's before; 
the store looked nice, and the sandwich was 
great," said junior Matt Bryant. "I like the way 
the store section fits into the back." 

Warsaw Avenue was filled with clutter and 
chaos. The new parking deck housed 784 parking 

spaces and was five stories high. 

"There's no way to get to the top without 
stopping, either someone stops to wait for a 
spot to open or someone takes a turn too sharp 
and makes the other lane of traffic stop," said 
sophomore Jackie Kane. "When someone stops, it 
holds everyone else up." 

Junior Theresa Egan said, "I try to avoid the 
[Warsaw Avenue] parking deck if possible, but it 
is usually the best place to park for classes on the 
Quad; it got me to class on time." 

The deck was built to reduce parking and 
traffic troubles on campus. But it seemed to create 
problems of its own. 

"It's stupid to have a two-way deck; the 
traffic going out always messes with traffic going 
in," said junior Matthew Slater. 

But the deck added more commuter parking 
in an area of campus that was in great need. 

"It still beats walking from the baseball 
lot," said Kane. 

The university had a history of change, and 
in its hundredth year, the tradition continued. 
The changes came as a blessing for some and a 
pain for others, but most were accepting of the 
new feel of the uni\'ersitA'. 

Memorial Hoii was home 

to the education, gefjiogy 

and environmental science 

departments. The university 

continued to expand its 

borders with the purchase 

of the building, formerly 

Harrisonburg High School. 

Photo by Karen McChesney 

bulldozer is evidence 

of the ongoing campus 

construction. Kyger 

Funeral Home, seen in 

the background, was torn 

down in the fall to make 

way for a new performing 

arts center. Photo by 

Karen McChesney 

L^anipud (changed Oz^ 

oodness is 

The Ghandi Center for Global Nonviolence recognized 
Pi^K? peace activist Desmond Tutu. 

70 (J-eatureii 

n the evening of Friday, Sept. 21, lines spilled 
out the doors of the Convocation Center. 
Students and faculty alike anxiously awaited 
the Most Rev. Desmond Tutu's speech 
entitled "Goodness is Powerful." Doors opened at 5 p.m. for 
the 7 p.m. ceremony with students, faculty and communit)' 
members vying for a chance to get in to experience Tutu's good. 

The phrase "be the change" was driven into the minds 
of students from their first days at the university. Though 
inspiring, the motto was simply words and possibilities unless 
acted upon. When Tutu visited and spoke, his inspirational 
words made changing the world truly seem possible. 

"A person with such influence who dedicated his life 
to change for the better could really influence JMU students 
to live up to our motto," said freshman Christine Dang. 

Tutu, the first black South African Anglican Archbishop 
of Cape Town, South Africa, was the first to be honored 
with the Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award. 
The award was created to recognize an individual who had 
helped advance human rights through nonviolence. A moral 
voice who joined the advisory board of the Mahatma Gandhi 
Center for Global Nonviolence at the university in 2005, Tutu 
was a clear choice to receive the first award. Best known for 
helping end apartheid in South Africa in the 1990s, he was 
the recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Tutu evoked knowledge and empowerment as he spoke of 
the evil and oppression that still existed throughout 
the world. 

"I knew that he was an influential political figure that 
had something to do with human rights in South Africa, but 
I did not know exactly what he did," said Dang. 

Empowering others to create change. Tutu encouraged 
students to take action and make their dreams for the 
world come true. The end of apartheid was aided by the 
international bands of students nonviolently demonstrating 
and protesting. Tutu urged young people to continue to 
enact change. 

"JMU students live and breathe the idea of being the 
change," said sophomore Shaneta McDougall. "Desmond's 
life has been dedicated to being the change and serving other 
people. The majority of the world is not like Desmond Tutu 
and sometimes it is hard to be the one who makes a difler- 
ence out of thousands and millions. Tutu gave hope to JMU's 
students. It was some assurance that we can all go out into the 
world and make a difference and find happiness through 
reaching out to others and being that change.'" 

... kJe can all go out into the world 
ana make a ai^erence ana ^ina 
nappinedd through reaching out to 
other 6 ana being that change. 

sophomore Shaneta McDougall 

Internationally recognized for helping to transform 
the world for the better, Tutu accepted his award Sept. 21, 
the International Day of Peace. President Linwood H. Rose 
and the Indian ambassador to the United States, Ronen Sen, 
welcomed Tutu to the stage and presented him with both 
the award and an honorary doctorate from the university. 
Attendees showed their appreciation for the living legend 
with enduring applause. Humble and charismatic, he 
breathed a sigh at the long list of distinguished guests who 
were all there to watch his acceptance. Tutu used humor 
to discuss the realities of the world today and to assert 
Ghandi's teachings of nonviolence. While receiving his 
award, he danced across the stage. 

"I didn't know Desmond Tutu had a sense of humor. 
He is quite funny," said freshman Leigh Simpson. "Tutu said 
we are all born with the power of goodness— to laugh, 
experience joy, share compassion and seek justice. Goodness 
will prevail and has prevailed. Tutu was a very appropriate 
recipient for the Ghandi Award as his activism in pursuit of 
nonviolence inspires us all." 

Despite helping South Africa end its racial segregation, 
Tutu noted that suffering continues throughout the world in 
countries like Iraq, Sudan and the Philippines. However, he 
did not dismiss the triumphs of countries like Liberia and 
Yugoslavia. His ideas resonating throughout the crowd. Tutu 
discussed the hardships faced and those individuals that 
stood up to challenges. 

"It is quite wonderful, yes amazing, that in a hard-headed 
cynical world such as our own, those we admire most, indeed 
revere, are not as we might have expected, the macho, the 
aggressive, even the successful," said Tutu. "Why do we revere 
such as these? It is because they are good and our hearts rejoice, 
exult in their presence. They make us feel good about 
being human." 

Tutu told stories and promoted nonviolence to a rapt 
audience, even joking about his own fame. Tutu characterized 
goodness as a possibility. His inspirational words offered hope 
for the future. Accomplishing so much in his lifetime and yet 
accepting his award on behalf of South Africa's brothers and 
sisters. Tutu attempted to claim he was not modest. 

"He fought for the freedom of millions and if he did 
that in his lifetime, we all can create a better world in our 
lifetime. He made me believe," said McDougall. 

Humbly, Desmoncl 
Tutu tTccepts the 

his words. "Ultim.ilelv, 

prev.iil," s.TJfl Tulu. / 
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A weekend 
with loved 

/ treets, sidewalks, cars, the bookstore 

^fei^H^^nd dining halls were overflowing 

- Twith excited relatives from Friday, 

^^m^^ Sept. 28 until Sunday, Sept. 30. 

Families drove or flew to spend time with students 

who had left home just a month and a half prior 

to their \asit. They came from all over the state, 

and some from more distant parts of the countr\'. 

"My parents were planning on \isiting from 

day one, right from the time they drove away 

from my dorm," said freshman Brooke Manziak. 

"They really didn't want to leave me here in the 

first place." 

Activities were lined up throughout family 
weekend and were designed for parents and other 
family members to get to know the uni%'ersit)' a 
little bit better while spending time with their 
missed and loved ones. The football game and 

of fun reconnected students 

tailgating events prior to the game were a 
popular attraction. 

"There was no way my parents were going to 
miss the football game this year," said sophomore 
Stephanie Synoracki. "They couldn't make it my 
freshman year, but they were very determined 
this year. The long drive didn't stop them from 
coming." Her parents made the four and a half 
hour drive from Pennsylvania to see the Dukes 
squash the VUlanova Wildcats 35-7. 

The women's varsity soccer team also had 
a victorious weekend, defeating the Georgia 
State Panthers with a score of 3-1. 

Aside from athletics, families were wel- 
comed vsith an outdoor sculpture invitational, 
the Arboretum bulb sale, a morning hike to Hidden 
Rocks and Reddish Knob as well as many other 
outdoor activities. 

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Hilling ihe high nole 
sophomore Shanti Chang 

troni tile BluesToiv 

performs with otlier grou| 

at the A Cjppella Thor 

The student-led grou[> 

performed annually at tl 

widely attended evef 

Photo by Natalie Wjll 

The university's symphon 
surprises the audienc 
with an anniversai 
dedication performance i < 
a compilation of songs from 
"Star Wars." The School oi 
Music sponsored Ihe FamiK 
Dav Pops Concert. Pholo 
hv Sammv Elchenko 

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Presented in front of the 

packed Bridgeforth Stadium. 

Floyd ,ind Sharon Byrd 

accept the Parents of the 

Year Award. Nominated by 

their daughter, sophomore 

Katie Byrd. the Byrds were 

iin\!edged for their 

Mtltpori .ind dedication. 

Photo by Sammy Ekhenko 

Beaming with school spir;' Kim Thompson 

plans her a: . ~~ 

her parents. "Air Illusion* 

lace paintings by Marl 

Powell were done o i 

Godwin Field before thi 

football game. Photo bv 

Sammy Ekhenko 

c^yltf parentd were planning 
on viditing p'oni dai) one, 
right ^-om the time theij drove 
awaij from mij dorm. 

freshman Brooke Manziak 

"My mom and I went on the hike to Hidden Rocks and 
Reddish Knob," said sophomore Ahce Anderson. "Luckily, 
it was a great day for it and the weather was amazing! We 
weren't able to tailgate for the game, but we made it back 
just in time for kickoff. It was a great experience and I plan 
on doing something similar next year, maybe with m\- dad." 

Freshman Clint Shepherd said, "My parents and I went 
open climbing until noon on Saturday and were exhausted 
b)' the time we got back, but it was all worth it. We didn't 
manage to make it to the football game, which was a little 
disappointing, but there's always next year. The weather 
couldn't ha\'e been nicer." 

After years of living at home, some students enjoyed 
being on their own. However, whether they liked to 
admit it or not, some students did actually miss their 
parents and looked forward to family weekend. 

"I was really excited when my parents told me they 
were planning on coming," said sophomore lennifer Meth- 
vin. '"Ihey couldn't make it last year and 1 felt left out when 
my roommate's parents took her out for dinner and I had to 
stay home by myself I also saw it as as an opportunit)- to try 
to get them to buy me groceries too," she said with a laugh. 

Family weekend wasn't restricted to just underclassmen. Ju- 
niors and seniors welcomed family members and showed them 
around their apartments and the \'alley. Senior Sarah Mills' 
parents made famil)' weekend a tradition every )'ear. Living in 
Hadden Heights, N.J., Harrisonburg was about a five-hour dri\e 
for Mills' parents, but they always made the annual trek. 

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"I'm really glad my parents were able to come tor 
tamily weekend this year because it was probably one of 
the last times we will be together at JMU," said Mills. 

Unfortunately, some students went very long periods 
of time without seeing their parents, being so far from home. 

"I live in Long Island, N.Y., so I only really get to go 
home during the long breaks — Thanksgiving, Christmas 
and spring break, but my parents decided the trip was 
worth it this year," said sophomore Travis Fuchs. "They 
took me to eat at Outback and bought me groceries. My 
closet hadn't been that full of food all semester. They can 
come back every year if it always includes food!" 

Many parents were just thrilled their kids were surviving 
life in the fast lane. 

"My parents wanted to make sure that I was still in one 
piece," said freshman A.I. Kaylid. "I think they thought this 
year was going to be really hard on me, leaving home and 
all, but they really had nothing to worry about." 

Near or far, young or old, families flocked to the uni- 
versity to partake in family weekend activities. Between 
athletic events and experiences unique to the Shenandoah 
Valley, the most valuable part of the weekend was spending 
time together as a family. 

Flooding the rommons, 
families gother tor >t picnic. 
The family ueekend picnic 
was cookout style, complete 
with hamburgers and hot 
dogs Iresh Irom the grill. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

C^cuni/y wC/eeUena rO 

MTV's "Best New Artist" graced the 
Convocation Center, by caitim Hamson 

take a look 

i'uniptd up lor {iie 

performances, fans pack 

the Convocation Center. 

Four female attendees of 

the concert danced on 

stage along with Cym Class 

Heroes during the encore. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Accompanying lead singer 

Travis McCoy as he moves 

across the stage, the 

band finishes up another 

song. McCoy referred to 

Harrisonburg as his favorite 

slop on tour thus tar. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

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mm t 5 p.m. the line started forming; by 6 p.m., it 
^^^^^gi^^^ was wrapped around the Convocation Center. By 
^ ^ m 7 p.m., fans of the band Gym Class Heroes, voted 
^^^ m/^ "Best New Artist" on the 2007 MTV Video Music 
Awards, began to fill the building. With the concert still an hour away, 
anxious fans were entertained by the Verizon Wireless 41 1 campaign, 
set up to teach people how to use the 41 1 feature on their phones. 

The floor was almost full by the time the first opening act, DJ 
Abilities, took the stage. He was part of the Verizon Wireless 41 1 
campaign, and traveled with the band on its tour. 

After DJ AbOities left the stage, there was a small break in the action 
while the second opening act, "The Pack," prepared to make its appear- 
ance. In the meantime, the large screen on the stage showed messages 
and pictures from the Verizon 411 kiosk, which kept students occupied. 
"The Pack," a small hip-hop group from California, then came out to 
entertain the crowd. The group performed a combination of cover songs 
and original numbers, including "Vans" and "I'm Shinin'." After perform- 
ing, the band members threw a few of their shirts into the audience. 

Finally, the lights went down in anticipation of the entrance of Gym 
Class Heroes. The crowd cheered as lead singer Travis McCoy, wearing 

the mask from the movie "V for Vendetta," came out onto the stage. The 
band began with one of its widely known songs, "Shoot the Stars Down," 
and played many more popular songs throughout the concert including 
"Viva La White Girl," "Cupid's Chokehold" and "Papercuts." 

"I really like the song 'Cupid's Chokehold,"' said junior Kelsey Murray. 
"I thought [the concert] was pretty good... the singer is really funny." 

The band also played a cover of a song by the band "The Arctic 
Monkeys." Gym Class Heroes was able to get a break from perform- 
ing when McCoy's cousin and his group played some of its own 
original music. Gym Class Heroes returned to the stage and played a 
few more songs and then left the stage. Just as the crowd assumed the 
band had finished its performance, McCoy surprised everyone with 
an encore, walking directly into the crowd singing "Clothes Off." After- 
ward, the band returned to its bus, but not before throwing everything 
from sweaty towels to drumsticks into the cheering crowd. 

The concert marked the band's third appearance at a Harrison- 
burg venue. It played its first show in 2004 at the Crayola House 
on Old South High Street, and in 2006, Gym Class Heroes headlined 
the hip-hop showcase at the Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference, 
commonly known as MACRoCk. 

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Pointing his t'ingii 

Pack" member Li; i r 

teaches the audience th- 

band's dance to its son:4 

"In My Car." This upbea 

song got the crowJon'if* 

teel and excited tor th. 

rest ol the show. Photo by 

Sammv Elcbenko 

In May, five months before the concert, the planning process began. 
The University' Program Board (UPB) first had to check on the ax'aUabQity 
of various artists as well as the Convocation Center, which was onh' avail- 
able on weeknights. After compiling a list of possible artists, UPB sent out 
surveys to students to determine the most desired artist. After Gym Class 
Heroes was chosen, the band was contacted and the concert was arranged. 
UPB did a great deal more behind-the-scenes work than just arranging for 
the band to come. With the help of professionals, the members assembled 
the entire stage, as well as the lighting equipment and structure to hold the 
various lights. 

During the fall, it was UPB's job to spread the word that Gym 
Class Heroes was coming. 

"The main thing we have been doing to get ready for the concert 
is trying to get the word out about the show all around campus," said 
UPB member sophomore Katie Schmidt. "We post fliers everywhere 
on campus, make banners to put up in Warren and Festival, chalk 
the Commons, and promote through Facebook." 

UPB was also responsible for selling the tickets for the concert. 
Sophomore Randi Robinson, a fan of Gym Class Heroes for two years, 
was the first person in line for tickets. 

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"We got there at 1 a.m. and the funny thing is, we were scared 
people were going to beat us there!" said Robinson. "It was really spon- 
taneous, we just decided to go out and make sure we had floor tickets. 
Also, we had morning classes we could not miss, so we couldn't aftord 
to stand in a line." 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the week of the concert, 
students were able to enter a raflle to meet the band. Those who won 
received a free cop\' of the Gym Class Heroes' latest CD, "Cruel as 
Schoolchildren," and a poster signed by all the band members. 
Sophomore Keith McPherson, a longtime fan, was one of the lucky 
students to meet the band. 

"I got to go backstage before the concert for a little to meet the band 
and for autograph signing," said McPherson. "That was definitely tight 
because only about 10 people were able to do that. The tour guys in the 
band are all regular guys — really cool and the\' definitely wanted to get a 
chance to meet and talk to their fans." 

UPB member sophomore Christine Schaefer said, "Hie best part 
about being in UPB is seeing the reaction from the students, and see- 
int; how much thev enjov the concert." 

Spinning hits from different 
genres, DI Abilities opens 
the show with a bang. 
Songs he played included 
"Stronger" by Kanye West 
and "Seven Nation Arm\-" 
b\ The White Stripes. Photo 
h\ Sammy Elcbenko 

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e have had none. We will 
have none. We shall 
have none." 

Alongside a skull and 
crossbones, these words, the embodiment of the faculty's 
stance on sororities, appeared in the 1911 edition of the 
School Ma'am, the university's yearbook. 

And so it was 17 years later, on January 30, 1928, 
the university's first fraternity, the Alpha Chi Chapter 

of Kappa Delta Pi, was established. 

As an all-female university, this honors fraternity 
designed for education majors became extremely popular. 
It was only open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 
or higher, and membership was based on merit, leadership 
and scholarship. The fraternity's purpose was "to encourage 
in its members a higher degree of devotion to social service 
by fostering high intellectual and personal standards during 
the period of preparation for teaching and by recognizing 
outstanding service in the field of education," according to 
the 1928 School Ma'am, the university's yearbook. 

The existence of Kappa Delta Pi opened the door 
for creation of Sigma Phi Lambda, an educational honors 
fraternity for freshmen and sophomores with a 3.0 overall 
GPA. Membership was also extended to incoming fresh- 
men who were in honor councils in their high schools. 

Besides honors fraternities, other Greek organizations 
associated with specific areas of study began to appear. Alpha 
Rho Delta was a fraternity for students who were interested 
in the Roman and Grecian classics or were Latin honors students. 
Its motto was "we chose the highest things." The fraternity 

Greek life marked its 80th year at the university. 

by Caitlin Harrison 

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Sealerl on top of two male 
■-tudents' shoulders, a 
Sigma Kappa and her sisters 
^how enthusiasm for their 
Mirorily. Sigma Kappa was 
tiiunded at Colby College 
n VVaterville. Maine Nov. 
f \H'4. Photo from The 
Bluestone archives 

Happily passing the time 
between recruitment 
rijLjnrK, senior Rho Chi 
Kelley Sutton rests on 
the grass on Greek Row. 
Rho Chis were impartial 
counselors for women 
participating in sorority 
recruitment. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

Located at the top of Greek 
Row. Delta Delta Delta 
sisters represeni their 
' trganization as they clap and 
< hant during recruitment. 
We look for girts who will 
carry on our tradition and 
uphold our values," said 
1 iniMi Becky Vaschak 
Photo bv Natalie Wall 

Cheering and dancing, 
senior Sigma Sigma Sigmn 
Recruitment Chairs Sarah 
Combiths and Sara Snyder 
welcome potential new 
members into their house. 
It was tradition for each 
house on Creek Row to try 
to be the loudest during 
recruitment. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

Cfreek crridtory Ol 

Imitating Madonna's style, th 
sisters of Signvi Kappa perfor ■ 
during 2007 Creek Sing. Cret 
Week was a traditioo Ih 
brought the 1,500 sorority an 
rratemit> women and me 
together tor e\enls, including 
blood drive, the Shack- VTh( 
and Comnxxis Da% . Photo b\ 
*^ ?mm\' Elchenko 

was created in 1931, and was affiliated with the Omega Delta 
Club of Harrisonburg High School. 

Beginning in 1939, Greek life on campus began to move awa)' 
from fraternities that were strictly academic towards more 
socially-oriented organizations. In 1939, the Alpha Omi- 
cron Chapter of Pi Kappa Sigma and the Alpha Upsilon 
Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma were both established. A 
year later, the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha 
was created. The sororit)'*s motto was "aspire, seek, attain," 
representative of the letters, "ASA." The Panhellenic Coun- 
cil was also created in 1940. Made up of members from 
different sororities, the council was organized to govern the 
rules of procedure for recruitment. The establishment of 
the sororities would lead to years of legacy at the universit)'. 

By 1941, sorority after sorority turned up at the uni- 
versity. The Gamma Mu Chapter of Theta Sigma Upsilon 
and the Psi chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau were created. The 
Gamma Kappa Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was added 

in 1 950. Taking a step away from the social sororities popping 
up, the National Business Fraternit)' was created in 1946. 

Soon after, the Panhellenic Council made a significant 
change to the way recruitment would occur. Only upper- 
classmen were permitted to rush, and each sorority was 
only allowed to have one informal party. The Council also 
decided to allow, for the first time, open bidding during 
the spring and fall semesters. 

In 1946 the universit)' became coed, and the first all-male 
fraternity, Sigma Delta Rho, was established in 1947. Sigma 
Delta Rho e\entuall)' became the Mu Tau Chapter of Tau Kappa 
Epsilon. Its traditions began with a dance in the Reed G)Tn, 
which was the first dance sponsored b)' male students. 

Over the next 50 years, numerous sororities and 
fraternities were added to Greek life at the university, 
andnotjustthesocial variety. Fraternities like Alpha Rho 
Delta, a fraternity for those interested in the fine arts, and 
Kappa Pi, a fraternity dedicated to honors art students also 

h^ C^eatured 

Proudly showing off Iheir 
fraternity's sweetheart, Tau 
Kappa Epsilon brothers 
Steven Nottingham and 
lohn Hays drive while 
Alpha Sigma Tau sister 
Patricia Page smiles in 
the back seal. Fraternity 
5weethearts were a tradition 
in 197-) and held the 
position for one vear. Photo 
from The Bluestone archives 

kicking their legs high, four 
Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters 
perform at a recruitment 
party in 1965. The party, 
themed "Club ASA," was 
one of several events 
during a weekend of 
welcoming potential new 
members. Photo from The 
Bluestone archives 

came to campu.s. Kappa Pi was the first fraternity ot its 
kind in the United States and was formed in 1967. Tliere 
was even a fraternity, Phi Sigma Iota, which was a national 
romance language fraternity for both students and faculty. 
In 2007, there were nine national sororities and 14 national 
fraternities at the university. In the fall, Kappa Alpha Theta, 
the first Greek fraternity for women, made its debut at 
the university. Besides the social Greek groups, there were 
many coed fraternities specifically oriented for people ot 
different ethnicities, religions or majors. Some fraternities were 
geared toward extracurricular activities, like miisic or communit)- 
service. Although 80 years of Greek life history had passed 
since Kappa Delta Pi was created in 1928, there were still 
many students and faculty members at the university who 
were passionate about making a difference, whether it was 
through fundraising for a cause, or initiating new members 
into the organization. 

Excited for a new member. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters 

greet iheir future sister with a 

hug in 1965. Over the school 

war, ASA hosted events 

such as a "Merry-Co-Round 

of Fashion with ASA" and a 

Founder's Da\' Banquet at 

Bear Trap Fann. Photo from 

The Bluestone archives 

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m I /faking the decision of what career 
^ m U / > to pursue after graduation could 
W / M/ k be intimidating with all the un- 
^^^y^ W ^/certainties of working in the 

real world. Internship experiences, however, provided 
the opportunity for students to get their feet wet and 
explore their occupational options. They allowed young 
career- minded adults to practice the skills of holding real-life 
jobs and test the waters to determine what career fields 
were right for them. 

"I got to be an adult without the real pressures 
and responsibilities," said senior Rachel Canfield, who 
interned with APCO Worldwide, a global strategic 
communications consultancy. 

Sixty percent of internships were initiated directly 
by students who sought out a company of their choice. 
Students also found internships through networking. 

Internships provided a glimpse into the v! 

including parents and family friends. 

"I had a friend recommend that I do my internship down 
at Florida State Universit)'," said senior Jared Sronce. "He had 
done his internship there and said it was a great experience." 
Sronce worked in the athletic program working game-day 
operations during the spring semester. 

Another student found her internship through the 
Web site of the Department of Art and .Art History. Junior 
Lindsay Casale, an art history major, interned at the Gallery 
at Festival, a subsidiary of the Madison Art Collection. 

"This internship is unpaid, though many students 
get credit hours for it," said Casale. "I am doing a one- 
credit-hour internship, and I think you can go as far as 
three credit hours." She did research and wrote labels for 
different pieces in the gallery, performed docent duties 
while students were in the gallery and worked with the 
Madison Art Collection. "It is extremely hands-on and 

O^ C^eatureii 

Focused on pi< 

I lull sptil g , 

Brandon Wall; ice prepares 

to liang a paini 
Sawliill Gallery 
Irequently feat 
of internaliona 
and regiona 
Photo by lamii 


ing the 

ing in 

. The gallery 
ired exhibits 
, national 

a perfect segue into the curatorial field, which I am very 
interested in," said Casale. 

The students who did not find internships themselves 
or through networking could go to the Office of Career and 
Academic Planning, located in WUson Hall. Every Tuesday 
from 5 to 7 p.m., there were special informational meetings 
for students who wished to learn more about internships 
and the interviewing process. There were also many other 
options to find internships, like MadisonTRAK, an online 
job search resource specifically for students. On this Web 
site, students could post up to 10 resumes to be searched by 
employers. Students were also able to search for graduate 
schools and find out when there were internship fairs, either 
for specific fields or for a general internship fair with many 
different companies. 

The employers section of the Career and Academic 
Planning Web site was also helpful, providing calendars for 
each month, which contained events and workshops to help 
students build their resumes, conduct mock interviews and 
learn about the resource center. In the section intended for 
facultv and stafl, there were advising and career resources 
that helped professors and internship coordinators assist 
their students. There was also the option to request that the 

Career and Academic Planning staff give a presentation 
on different topics such as internships and the search for an 
internship, resume building and interviewing etiquette. 
The alumni portion of the Web site was especially useful, 
as students were able to contact alumni of the university and 
attempt to network with them to seek out an internship. 
After students researched different methods of obtaining 
internships through the Web site, they were able to set 
up appointments with a career and academic adviser, 
to either polish their resumes or request assistance in 
searching for an internship that fit their needs. Besides a 
personal interview, there were many informational books 
in the resource office. The books were organized by type 
of career; general occupation, business and liberal arts. 
There were also books organized by region, so students 
who lived in difterent states could still find an internship 
in their hometowns. In addition, there was a section of 
informational self-help books specifically designated to 
help with interviews and internships, such as what to do 
to help get the student the internship. There were also 
books that helped students find a graduate school that 
matched their needs. 

by Caitlin Harrison 

Collaborating, senior 
Megan Koptish and Thanh 
Dang, an environmental 
technology specialist with 
Harrisonburg's Public Work 
Department, prepare a 
[lamphlet about lawn care 
lor city residents, Koptish 
nterned for the city's public 
nformation officer, Miriam 
i~iickler. Photo by Katie 

Busy organizing the newest 
o\hibit, junior Jessica 
lacklin and sophomore Erin 

Kapp keep gallerv events 
running smoothly. Sawhill 
Golle(\ was a free public 
galler\ located in Duke Hall. 
Photo bv lalme Conner 

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Resting in a pan of water, 

two halves of an acorn 

squash receive a pal of 

butler lor extra richness. 

Some home chefs could 

easily detect exactly what 

a dish needed to reach its 

flavor Photo hy 

Stephjnie H^rdman 

Working; lngether. junior- 

Caitlin Roscloli .im 

Brooke Darlington (r. ;- 1 

ti I h.lkc ,1 swffi Irr.i: 

Teamwork helped neu 

cooks who were unsure 

of their culinary abilities 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Off-campus students 

tested their skills in the 


I .ireiLilly. junioi Caitlin 
Roscioli cracks an egg 
iiin itir cake baiter. Some 
student bakers preferred 
utilizing boxed mixes, whili 
other baked from scratch. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Quick and simple, frozen 
meals anrl pizza provide 
a stress-free alternative. 
Busy schedules and limited 
cooking experience kepi 
some students from being 
.ifkenturous in the kilt hen. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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■ ollowing freshman or sophomore year, 
^ m most of the student population had 

m ^^P^'^to find off-campus housing. After the 
%^^ _^ r long process of choosing the perfect 

location, signing a lease, painting, cleaning and setting up 
a new place with furniture and decorations, a short walk 
over to a dining hall would have been a pleasant reward. . . 
if the apartment was on campus! Living off campus, dining 
facilties such as Dukes, Top Dog, Festival and Market One 
were not just minutes away on foot. But being apart from 
the convenience of on-campus dining also gave students 
the opportunity to try out new restaurants, or even develop 
their own unique cooking styles. 

Popular places to eat off campus included Panera 
Bread, Qdoba, Luigi's, Dave's Taverna and The Little Grill, 
according to many university students. "Dinner-to-Go" 
was a fast delivery option that worked with many off- 
campus restaurants including Mr. J's Bagels, Francesco's 
Italian and China Jade. But ordering or going out to eat 
frequently could get expensive and instant food such 
as ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese were not 
healthy enough to be eaten every day. As a result, many 
students found various ways to cook healthy meals. 

"We all contribute to meals and who cooks," said 
sophomore Mckinzie Ward. "One night we made tilapia; 
it's a white fish. We also have some chicken that is like 
[the chicken] from Outback, taco night and spaghetti!" 

Sophomore Ian Ratclifl said, "Moving oti campus made me 
want to bring out the cook in me so I always look for recipes and 
try to make things from scratch, sometimes to impress the girl- 
friend, and just to gain more experience. Usually, it turns out well." 

Living away from home, some students longed for mom's 
home cooking. Sophomore Tiara Pietrangelo prepared meals 
that were easy to make and reminded her of food she usually 
ate back at home wath her family. 

"I make some Brazilian meals, but really it's just meat and 
rice," said Pietrangelo. "My mom had made me a whole bunch 
of Brazilian food that I just freeze and heat up sometimes. I 
also make a Brazilian candy that we keep in the refrigerator." 

But what about students with special diets? Was it more 
difficult to follow dietary habits with or without a meal plan? 

"On-campus dining halls actually have a lot of options," 
said vegetarian senior Katie Piwowarczyk. "I have five [meals] 
a week — it's easier to have a meal plan so I don't have to worry 
about where I'm going to get my protein and iron." 

After living independently for some time, most students 

Crooking or 



Dividing up the work. 

seniors Elizabeth Sokolik 

John Boyd and Colleen 

Cooney begin to make their 

dinner. Helping hands in 

the kitchen were aKvays 

welcomed, especially during 

cleanup. Photo by Katie 


Baking vegan cupcakes. 

lunior Kelly Abbott consult^ 

a label to make sure .iM 

ingredients are dairy-frei. 

Some students had varying 

dietary preferences that 

required extra attention 

to ingredients. Photo by 

Rachel Canfield 

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figured out what worked for them, and learned new dishes to 
make with ease. 

"I love cooking chicken. I use garlic pow'der, chopped 
onions, chili powder and some oregano," said senior Matt 
Takane. "I also cook a lot of pasta with homemade pasta sauce. 
Sloppy joes are really good and the thing I cook the most is eggs. 
I cook omelets, scrambled eggs, egg sandwiches all of which 
have onion and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, 
which are all ver)' good \Nith a toasted onion bageL" 

By working as a team, roommates could find fast and 
easy ways to prepare a good meal without ordering out or 
driving back to campus. With a little practice and process 
of elimination, students could find what worked for them. 


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students cared for their critters 
in between classes. 

'ut everyone else has one, why can't we get one?" 
Junior Brooke Darhngton remembered the 
frustration ot yearning for a playful companion 
in high school. "You voice it for so long and you 
keep getting 'no' as an answer," she complained. Now on their own, 
what was stopping newly independent college students from getting a 
pet? While most of the olT-campus communities chose to have a "no 
pets" rule, some housing developments, such as Squire Hill and Ashby 
Crossing, allowed residents to own a pet for a charge. 

"I am allowed to have pets, but for a fee (about $400)," said sopho- 
more Lindsey Wyatt, the owner of a Pomeranian and Lhasa Apso. But 
daily fines could be imposed if caught in a "no pet community" and 
they added up quickly. 

To avoid fines, many students purchased animals that lived in 
tanks or cages. Low maintenance and inexpensive, these animals were 
reasonable alternatives. Snakes cost less than six dollars a month 
for food. The cool part? "It eats live mice," said sophomore Robert 
Guanci, owner of a corn snake named Gertrude. The bad part? "You 
can hear the mice screaming while being eaten," said Guanci. 

If feeding a pet live animals was too much to bear, a turtle was 
a vegetarian and friendly alternative. "[Our turtle] is cheap! She 
only eats lettuce, which is like $2.50 a bag," said sophomore Alyssa 
Schneider about her turtle, Hermione. "[My roommates] all love her; 
she adds a little something special to our home," said Schneider. 
Fortunately, "she doesn't shed or make a mess of our apartment, but 
we can't take her for walks or go to parks or anything like we could 
if we had a dog." 

Junior Fegan Hewitt wanted the companionship of a pet, but found 
that taking a full course load and being in a fraternity on top of working 
as a lifeguard took up more time than she had to spare to walk a dog or 
play with a cat. That's when she adopted Flarke, Jose, Marg and Rita— 
her four colorful fish. 

"They are pretty and easy," said Hewitt. "And I wanted a pet of some 
sort, but not too much responsibility." 

As the trend to own "exotic" pets became more prevalent, man\' 
students looked into purchasing sugar gliders — a cross between a flying 
squirrel and a ferret that glided from object to object. 

"My girlfriend just got one and I thought it was kind of weird at first 
because it looked scary, but I think I like them now," said sophomore 
Kevin Fedkenheuer. "They get really attached to their owners and they 
can sleep in your pocket, which is pretty sweet." Sugar gliders were very 
sociable and liked to play at late hours when they were most active. 

For some, having man's best friend was the only option, and adopt 
ing a dog from the animal shelter was a popular idea among students. 

Growing up, sophomore Samuel Kistner's family always had a 

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Soaked to the bone, puppy 
Zee is eager for her bath to 
end. Puppies were sold at 
^\ Ivia's Pets, only a short 
Irtve from the university. 
Photo by Karen McChesney 

Pot;o the parakeet finds a 

'^iiiv.; on sophomore 
Keli Birchfield's hat. For 
stutlenls who wanted 
a lower maintenance 
|jet, parakeets and other 
birds were interactive 
allernatives. Photo courtesy 
of Danielle Ainson 

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everyone elde had one, 

why cant we get one'. 

junior Brooke Darlington 

dog. "I've always wanted to get one ot my own," he said. In October, 
he went to the animal shelter and got Callie, an 1 1 -month old border collie. 

"I wanted to find a dog that wasn't rowdy," he said. "She's really 
quiet and it's perfect." 

Puppies were popular as well, and "they are adorable, [but] they 
are high maintenance," said Wyatt. A new puppy required training and 
constant attention. Puppies required a great deal of time and responsibility, 
especially with high costs of food and veterinary bills. This was taken into 
consideration before adopting or purchasing a dog. Students with dogs 
could be seen wdth Frisbees on the Quad and Godwin Field, or roaming 
through campus with their furry companions dressed as Duke Dog. 

Aside from dogs, other convenient college pets were mice, ham- 
sters, rabbits and ferrets. 

"I had a mouse named Alfalfa in my dorm last year," said sopho- 
more Margaret Waesche. "I used to hold it and touch it and he would 
move around, but he pooped on me a lot. But my roommate made me 
get rid of it when she found it under the bed." 

Animals were funny, and when looking beyond the time, money 
and commitment involved in having a pet, most college students 
ultimately enjoyed having animals for companionship and entertainment. 










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'f,i\ t'uilv, JLirii > Jordan 
Burdon starts a game ni lug 

, jr with her dog Zoe. 
•^jjunding titne with pets 
>', as a good stress reliever 
lor students and comforting 
lo animals who spent much 
• li the day alone. Photo by 
Karen McCbesney 

Sleepy after a long afternoon, 
Oliver the cat gets some 
much needed rest on his 
owner's bed. "He brings joy 
lo the, because you 
can't be stressed out when 
you come home and there's 
a kitty sleeping on your bed," 
said junior Amanda Phillips. 
Photo by Rachel Canfield 

Serving as a reminder, 
a sign at Sunchase 
icourages residents 
clean up after pets. 
Pet waste stations were 
convenient for the 
apartment complex's large 
student population. Photo 
hv Karen McChesney 

l.:i\ mil; on ihe (^uad, junior 
Natalie Dewey and her 
bunny. Zorro, enjoy the 
green grass and sunny 
weather. Bunnies offered 
unique companionship 
during lazy afternoons. 
Photo by Karen McChesney 


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M ommunity Service-Learning (CS-L) created Alternative 

■ Spring Break (ASB) trips to "train and immerse stu- 

B dents in a purposeful service experience designed to 

^^^^^^^ connect students and community members while en- 
hancing personal growth, mutual awareness and life-long learning," 
according to the CSL Web site. After an ASB trip to the Gesundheit! 
Institute in Hillsboro, W.Va., a group of university students found a 
new, fun way to help people — clowning around. 

The Clowning Club, though not yet an official university organi- 
zation, was created after the ASB trip and Patch Adams' 2006 visit to 
the university, in which he spoke about philosophies and his clown- 
ing health care. 

"My clowning story evolved starting with leading the ASB trip 
to Gesundheit! Institute last year where I learned about the vision 
of Patch Adams and his organization," said senior Kourtney Rusow. 
"I realized living was much more than going through your daily 
routine, but caring about people along the way, and being 

conscious of the pain going on around you. His 
vision is linked to the idea that happiness 
creates wellness, and that is what our current 
health care system is missing. I want to 
put that back into society'' 

The group still dressed in silly clothes 
and played funny stunts and games, but 
the main difference between the 
Clowning Club and its big top 
cousins was the audience. 

Seated alongside a local 
niHsirv^ home patient, junior 
Caitlin Boyer spends an 
afternoon clowning. Both 
the young and the young at 
heart were amused by the 
clowns' attention. Photo by 
Karen McChesney 

Smiling Irom to ear, 
senior Kourtney Rusow 

interacts with an elementary 
school student. Since Patch 
Adams built his hospital, 
clowning has become 
widespread throughout the 
i.AjnIinc*nl. Photo courtesy of 
Kourtney Rusow 



by Walter Canter 

Patch Adams' work inspired students to 
heal others through happiness. 


"We're not t)'pical birthday clowns ... we're health care clowns," 
said junior Caitlin Boyer. 

The Clowning Club toured hospitals, charity events, elementary 
schools and nursing homes, bringing joy and smiles. The members 
spent their Fridays talking with the elderh' and the ill. 

"It's not about an act," said Boyer. "It's about making people smile 
and breaking down barriers. People are more likely to talk to a clown." 

The group visited an elementary school in West Virginia that had one 
of the highest numbers of students receiving free lunches in the country. 
The clowns brought games and songs, but mostly just hung out and talked 
with the children. 

"Clowning seemed scary for me at first, because you have to 
emotionally connect with those who you may not know very well," 
said Rusow. "My first experience was at a retirement home, and the 
big lesson I learned was that, in the end, people just want interac- 
tion and uncontainable love, that's what clowning is really about." 

Patch Adams wanted to "help put the care back into health care," 
according to the Gesundheit! Institute Web site. Clowns strove to 
achieve this through love and one-on-one conversation. Adams focused 
on using both medicine and love to promote the well-being of his 
patients. Clowning was one way to promote love. 

"Clowning in Ecuador was a trip that changed my life," said 
Rusow. "We went on three to four clowning outings for two hours 
at each hospital or facility, for 14 days. I cannot describe in 
words the joy we brought to the dying 

children and men in 

the develop- .^HfeBti^^ ''^S 

country, and the way that this place embraced the vision of alterna f 
tive health care. Holding a woman dying of cancer, who has no fam- 
ily, and seeing her cry because I brought a smile to her face, if onhi 
for a second, was a miraculous experience I wouldn't trade for all the | 
money in the world." 

At times, clowning could be awkward. Tlie dress was strange anc 
talking to strangers was difficult. The clowns got over their fears anc 
eventually found ways to express themselves through their clowning.! 

"Each clown had their own personality... It's who you are," saic 
Boyer. "A love for humanity was the one thing linking all the clowns.' 

Rusow and Boyer played a large part in bringing clowning to the 
universit)'. The clowns missed the deadline to be a fall club, but pursuec 
otficial club status for the spring. They wanted to share their experi- 
ences and inspire students to help others. Dressing up with bright vsdgs,! 
excessive makeup and baggi,- clothes allowed them to help people in ways 
they could not before. 

"It's about pure unadulterated joy, endless love, and the effect 
of one soul touching another," said Rusow. This effect was what the 
two founding women wished to pass on to the university. "By bring-] 
ing this club to JMU, I want more people to experience the 


of pure joy, and love that people like those associated 
with clowiiing and Gesundheit! radiate from their 
souls," said Rusow. 



Situated in a iilirau ^ind 

carrell, senior Heather 

Vanderslice exert isi 

well-lnoneri suirlv -^i^ill^ 

Library study carrells ottere' 

isolated study locations will 

limited distractions. Photo 

by Stephanie Hardman 

hittin' th 

Rigorous schedules made 
forming study habits 

imperative, by Eleni MenouUs 

■ hough usually associated with freedom, op- 
^^ M portunity and just letting loose, sometimes 

W^ W the reality of the college lifestyle was dif- 

^^.■K*^ ficult to grasp, from freshman all the way to 
senior year. Whether it was deciding on a major or profes- 
sion, cramming for a test, procrastinating until 2 a.m. the 
night before a paper was due or simply feeling homesick, 
most students experienced challenges at some point in 
their college experiences and developed unique academic 
lifestyles to lessen the stress of those hectic college years. 
The transition from high school to college put a lot of 
pressure on students and required them to make adjust- 
ments to study habits, time management and overall pri- 
orities. "Classes are typically much harder, students have to 
learn more study skills, and get used to different teaching 
methods and styles," said Laura Yu Hickerson, academic 
and career liaison to technology from the Office of Career 
and Academic Planning. 

lennifer L. Flynn, liaison to humanities, said, "Many 
of the students I meet witli talk about how they have to 
modify the ways in which they study, adjust to living with 
a roommate and cope with being away from home tor 
the first time. So, yes, even though they are here taking 
classes and pursuing their academic goals, the shift to a 
new environment and all the things that that entails truly 
has an inlluence on students." 





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The freshman ad\'ismg program offered adNice to fresh- 
men about selecting a major, according to Career and Aca- 
demic Liaison to Education Teresa Gleisner. They discussed 
interests, personalits' strengths, work values and abilities. 

Flynn said the program "is designed in such a way 
that we serve to support students in this transition, help- 
ing to interpret sometimes confusing academic policies, 
setting expectations for the importance of academics 
while they are with us, and lending an ear to listen if the 
transition to college is a little rocky." 

Students also faced the challenges of developing and 
maintaining appropriate time management skills and fitting 
them into their personal academic lifestv-les in addition to 
selecting a major, altering work methods and developing 
solid career goals. 

"You might only have class for three hours out of a da\-, 
but it takes a lot more time than just those three hours to 
do well in a class!" said Liaison to Science and Math Laura 
Haas. "Think about how man)' commitments )'ou ha\'e both 
academicalh' and with clubs, organizations, volunteer work, 
lobs, etc. in addition to academics, and make sure that 
\ou have enough time to do all those as well as maintain a 
healthy lifest)'le." 

Chris Campbell, academic and career adviser, also 
agreed that the amount of free time students encountered at 
the beginning of their time at the university' was not easy to 
manage. He said that having to schedule study and reading 
time as opposed to time with his parents along with adding 
too many club commitments at once made academic life 

Students' academic lifest\"les at the university' consist- 
ed of many components, and each individual student had 
different study habits and preferences, including where 
and how they studied. 

"I love to study in the libran-," said senior Jessica Cheng. 
"Carrier is like mv best triend." 

taking use of time between 
iasses, students line the 
v\jlkvvay on the Quad and 
take a study break. The 
location served as both a 
popular meeting point and 
people-watching spot. Photo 
by Stephanie Hardman 

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Prepared to stud-. 
sophomore Sarah Halchel 
reviews her notes with coltee 
,ind water within close reach. 
The Starbucks on campus 
provided students with the 
catteine thev needed to make 
it through long days and late 
nights ol studying. Photo by 
Sammv Elchenko 

Ln ir-o on the Quad, senior 

Audrey Stone finds a 

suitable spot with just the 
right amount of shade. The 
Quad was a popular place 
for students to study, sleep 
and hang out with friends. 
photo bv Sammv Elchenko 

Senior Dan Rylands said, "This being my sixth year at 
JMU, We really perfected the art ot stud\ing. What 1 like to per- 
sonally do is read for exams on the Kissing Rock in the Quad." 

Not all students perfected the art of studying, though, 
and some tended to fall behind. Gaining the motivation 
to study, attend class and maintain good grades didn't 
come easily for all. The university's advisers were always 
available as mentors and support systems for students \\'ho 
experienced fallbacks. 

The mission of the Career and Academic Planning 
advisers consisted of helping undergraduates find academic 
direction, supporting students in discovering valuable out- 
of-class opportunities and guiding seniors on the appropri- 
ate career path. 

The university also provided an academic recovery 
workshop for times when academic life became a bit too 
overwhelming. Students \vho fell behind could attend an aca- 
demic summer session to raise their GPAs to good standing 
and continue studying at the universit)'. 

"I always feel like each test I take will make or break 
my career," said senior Vanessa Herrada. "And not only are 
there pressures from test-taking, there are always the high 
pressures of life after college and achieving a successful 
career in such a competitive work world." 

Academic lifestyles were not only important to develop, 
but were important to impro\'e and maintain. The universit)' 
ad\isers, teachers and study facilities helped students person- 
alize and find a lifestvle that suited them to the fullest. 


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Keeping up the pace, 
.1 student focuses on 
her textbook while on 
an elliptical at UREC. 
Multitasking became 
.1 necessity as students 
tried to lind time in their 
l>usy schedules. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Comfortable on her roof, 
senior Sara Kelly studies 
one oi her school books. 
The vie\\ from the rooftop 
included downtown 
Harrisonburg, students 
walking to class and 
scenery . Photo by Katie 

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Straining lo pusli ahejci 
sopliomure )osh lenkins 

scrambles (d &:• 

ball from the scruni. A 

scrum formation was iiseri 

to restart play either after 

a penalty or when the ball 

went out of bounds. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

Madison Rugby 

won the memorial 

tournament in 

honor of their fallen 


by Laura Becker & 
Rachel Canfield 

After winning the 

tournament, the team raises 

a golden keg trophy in 

celebration. This victory 

marked the first lime the 

(.miversity had won the 

tournament. Photo courtesy 

of Scott Thompsnn 

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Balllir or the ball, 

sopho 'e Michael 

Hitchcof f IS throu n inio ihe 

air b> -hmiin Matt Gibb 
out, equivalent 
v-in in loulball. 
otbnll, rugby was 
played without 
s for protection, 
wore scrum caps 
their ears. Photo 

Pressured by his opponent, 
sophomore David Ford 
races tor the try zone, 
similar to an end zone in 
football. The game of rugby 
originated in England. Photo 
bv Sammy Elchent.o 

mt 2003, Hurricane Isabel ravaged the East Coast. Effects were 
^^ ^felt throughout Virginia and even reached the university, 

■ ^ resulting in the tragic death of Christopher Ball, a senior who 

V^_«<^ drowned in a canoeing accident in Blacks Run Stream. 

In honor of Ball, nicknamed "Blumpkin," Madison Rugby created 
the Chris "Blumpkin" Ball Memorial Tournament in the spring of 2004. 

The annual tournament invited other Virginia schools to participate, 
including Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. Ball played in the 
Mid- Atlantic Rugby Football Union with players from both schools. 

After Madison Rugby faced a three-year losing streak, the team was 
victorious and finally took home the trophy, a spray-painted golden keg. 

"We finally won the golden keg this year in the fourth annual Blump- 
kin tournament," said Coach Holmes Browne. "It was ven' special for a lot 
of players but especially because Chris parents and three brothers were 
there to see us lift the trophy. This tournament has turned out to be a spring 
homecoming of sorts where players who played with Chris will come back 
to support the club." 

hour years had passed since Ball's death, but his memory lived 
on. Tlie team's most valuable player senior Pete Perantonakis said 
though he never knew Ball, he was still inspired by stories he heard 
fi-om both Dukes and other players in the state. 

"He was such a big figure on our team," said Perantonakis. "He was 
the captain and he was somebody everyone wanted to be around. He 
was the spirit of Madison Rugby, just the way he lived his hfe and the 
way he inspired everyone to Uve life for the fullest." 

Excitement about the tournament did not fade as time passed. 
Perantonakis said it seemed as if everyone wanted to get involved 
with the "Blumpkin Tournament" because of the kind of person Ball 
was. The team wore T-shirts to the tournament that displayed one of 
Ball's favorite sayings: "rock like you got a pair." 

"People looked up to him — he was just a great player," said Peran- 
tonakis. "He's kind of a legend. When he died, it was such a tragedy. 
The memorv and the story of him is what inspires a team. gives us 
a pla\er to strive to be like." 

I<^ughij UownaniefLt lUl 

/Utc c^eatuieii 

student EMTs dedicated their 
free time to helping others. 

■le Harrisonburg Rescue Squad (liRS), also known 
^ m is Rescue 40, received over 6,000 emergenq- calls 

M ^ a year. W^th so many people in need, emergenq' 

^^,^,0^ technicians (EMTs) were in high demand. UnK'er- 
sit}' students stepped up to the plate, whether it was because they 
needed medical experience tor future careers or simply wanted to 
help others. They dedicated their time to working as a unit to save 
the Uves of Harrisonburg citizens and others in need. 

For students, becoming an EMT took about six months 
of training and shadowing. 

"You must complete 12 clinical hours riding along 
with the rescue squad with three patient-care contacts," said 
senior Ainslee Smith, a member of the HRS. 

Applicants first took part in two mandatory observer 
shifts in which they were surveyed on interaction with the 
current working staff" and their cooperation on the job. After 
completing these t\vo shifts, the board of directors properly 
processed the applications, and applicants began at the 
Training Academy. 

"The program familiarizes you with the way Rescue 40 
operates and the way things are done around the squad," 
said Smith. "There are lots of EMT basic class opportunities 
in the area including a class at JMU, and classes through 
Rescue 40." 

During time at the Training Academy, the applicant was 
responsible for working regular shifts with the squad and 
becoming trained as an EMT. 

"To become an EMT, I took a course at JMU," said sopho- 
more Karen Hayes. "The course was about four months long, 
one semester, and covered ever)thing from medical to trauma 
emergencies. The only requirement to get into the class is to be 
CPR and AED certified" 

Red Cross CPR classes were available at UREC, and 
were taught by students who were emergency technicians. 
Certification was good for one yean 

"At the end of the course, you must take a state exami- 
nation. The examination has both written and practical 
sections," said Hayes. 

During the six-month period of training and certifica- 
tion, the applicants' performances were observed to ensure 

full commitment to the squad and to prove they would 
be a positive addition to the team. The board of direc- 
tors determined if the applicant could become a full-time 
member of the squad after reviewing the proper certifica- 
tion ot the applicant and reports of his or her performance 
b )• members 
of the squad. 
Once a ftill-time 
member, student 
EMTs worked 
six shifts per 
month, or 48 
hours. Students 
were able to pick 
shifts convenient 
with classes and 
campus ac- 
tivities. Because 
shifts had to be 
covered during 
the summer, stu- 
dents who lived 

far away had the option to block their shifts to a two or 
three-day period for their convenience. Because of the time 
and money spent in training new applicants, those who ap- 
plied for the squad had to agree to a t%\'o-year commitment. 

Working for the HRS was a volunteer service, meaning 
that those working shifts at the station were dedicated 
individuals working for the health and well-being of 
Harrisonburg citizens because they wanted to be, not 
because they were required. 

"I have had so many rewarding experiences running 
with HRS," said Hayes. "E\-er)- call teaches you something about 
vourself as a person. [The squad] becomes a second family. 
There are so many wonderful people from the agency who 
have become my most positive role models. Being an EMT 
allows you to connect with people at a deeper level. The 
people that we are picking up are sometimes having the worst 
days of their lives, and look to you for the support and 
comfort thev need." 

Securing the backboard, 

- iiliomoreSarah 

Creekmore |i<irlicipates 

I ,i i(.mi(ngacti\il\ with 

sophomore Christine 

Eckstein. Rescue 40. the 

Harrisonburg Rescue Squad. 

\\ as one of the I'irsl volunteer 

rescue squads in the United 

Stales and Virginia. Photo by 

Natalie Wall 

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from Uuke to 

Our favorite pooch has evolved since 1972 

Prdurih. Mark Neofotis 

shows otf hi' ■■.•T'. itw n 

"Duke Dog, ■ Siegdl, clad 

in a university football 

jersey. Siegal was a regular 

attendee at university 

football games Photo by 

Sonya Euksuzian 

Liirger man lilc, the inlljUin 

Duke Dog towers o\ i 

Siegal. The blow-up Duk 

Dog debuted in 2004 ani 

provided a grand entryw.i 

into Bridgeforlh Stadium Ic 

the football team. Photo b\ 

Sammy Elchenko 

The first 
team was 
named "The 
president Dr. 
Samuel P. 


An English 

bulldog in a 

purple cape 



games as the 

first mascot. 

A costumed 

Duke Dog 

debuted at 

a basketball 


but made 

few other 



^ M M / M ^^^ modest Duke and a royal dog. 
M / m/ m His story was grand and legend- 
^^,^/ W ^^iiry- From the moment he was 

born through his puppy-hood, the dog always appeared 
destined for greatness, and greatness was what he achieved. 
But how did Duke Dog come to be? What was the history of 
the Madison mascot? 

Madison College became coed in the late 1940s. The 
first basketball team was created, and the men worked with 
former president Dr. Samuel P. Duke. They said they would 
name themselves after Duke if he agreed to supply the team 
with gear. The deal went through and the Dukes were born. 
Women's sports picked up the name soon after, becoming 
the "Duchesses." The name lasted until the early 1980s. 

Bo Hobby played men's basketball for the Dukes in the 
late 1960s and early 1970s. "When 1 was playing basketball, 
the Dukes were Dukes and Duchesses, just that, not the 
dog. . .sometimes we were called the 'top hat and tails'. . . there 
was an old logo of a man tipping his hat with a cane in the 
other hand, like a duke, like the British royalty," said Hobby. 

Popularity of sports climbed at the university over the 
years. The 1970s brought even more significant sports expan- 
sion and the administration wanted a mascot that would stir 


Duke Dog as 
we know riim 
first appeared 
at the grand 
opening of the 

greater school spirit than merely a vague royal figure. 

The first concept for the Duke Dog came from Dr. Ray 
V. Sonner in the early 1970s. Then director of public affairs, 
Sonner reasoned that the typical pet of British royalty was 
an English bulldog. He put duke and dog together and cre- 
ated a masterpiece. 

The original Duke Dog was a cartoon. He made his 
first appearance on the 1973 men's basketball media guide. 
Graphic artist Bob Privott drew a cartoon version of Duke Dog 
onto a photograph of a huddle taken during a timeout. 

In 1973, Duke I, a live English bulldog, began his reign 
as Madison's mascot. Kristi Pascarella attended the univer- 
sity shortly after Duke I appeared, from 1974 through 1978. 

"I remember the bulldog came to the football games," 
said Pascarella. "The football program had just started 
and Dr. Carrier came to every game. He, or someone else, 
would always walk in with a bulldog, a live one, and the 
dog always wore a purple cape. . .Everyone would pet it and 
when the weather was hot, he would pant and drool." 

An intimidating half-dog, half-man creature also ap- 
peared on the men's basketball sideline. The costumed char- 
acter was more frightful than enthusiastic and was quickly 
cut from the team. The first lovable Duke Dog remained in 
the hearts of students. 

Presently, Duke 

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with students 

and fans 

throughout the 

games, making 

sure they stay 

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Jokingly exchanging 

iiandbilis on the Commons, 

seniors Lee Brooks and 

Ilk Ghavami make light of 

the unique campaigning 

situation. "The campaign 

went unbeiievaljiy well, I 

thought, with both Ilk and 

myself exchanging jokes, 

comments and platforms,'' 

said Brooks. Photo by 

Stephanie Hardman 

Addressing the SGA 

senate, senior Brandon 

Eickel gives his resignation 

speech and steps down 

from his position as SGA 

president. The audience 

supported his decision with 

a standing ovation as he 

exited the room. Photo by 

Victoria Sisitka 


he Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution 
stated, "In case the president of the Student Govern- 
ment Association vacates his/her office, the vice 
president of administrative affairs of the Student 
Government Association shall temporarily fill the office of president 
until a special election is held within two weeks." 

The SGA inserted this long sentence in its constitution as a precau- 
tion. Winner of the unprecedented midterm election, senior Lee Brooks 
described the situation. "Never before has something like this happened 
at JMU, and we were faced with the transition period that was only writ- 
ten on paper and had never been implemented." 

Senior Brandon Eickel began his second term as SGA president 
with high hopes and innocent ambitions. The head executive of the SGA 
reclaimed his title in an election where the only challenger was a write- 
in candidate. He worked hard to get his name out to the student body, 
even though voter turnout was low. Before the election, Eickel attended 
a conference where students from manv universities shared ideas con- 

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cerning the betterment of their respected campuses. Eickel's platform 
was based on ideas from the conference. An unusually warm Septem- 
ber brought the heat on Eickel when the student body had a negative 
reaction to his public apology in the form of a letter to the editor in The 
Breeze. His points almost perfectly paralleled the points on the platforms 
of the College of William & Mary's candidates Zach Pilchen and Valerie 
Hopkins. The floodgates opened. 

The pressure was on Eickel. "In a very heated debate, [the SGA] chose 
not to impeach Brandon," said Brooks. "We did however, pass an extreme 
censure of Brandon which said that we as a body do not condone or sup- 
port his actions, that we believe what he did was wrong, but are ready to 
move on with the year and continue to be productive." A week later, after 
pressure from The Breeze and the student body, Eickel resigned. 

"I believed that he did the right move after all the circumstances 
revolving around his presidency," said presidential candidate senior 
Ilk Ghavami. "He took the high road and did what was best for him 
and the school in that particular situation. Once the word came out 

SGA held its first midterm 
presidential election. 

by Walter Canter 

about the SGA senate not impeaching the president after his incor- 
rect judgment, it would cause a lot of attention and distrust in our 
student leaders for not standing behind the honor and integrity of 
the university." 

The university was about to face its first SGA midterm student body 
presidential race. The election drama had only begun. 

Ghavami, the write-in candidate who challenged Eickel in the 
previous election, took on senator Brooks, newcomer to presidential 
politics. The campaign was epic. 

"The elections were coming after a huge scandal and there [was] a 
lot of negative energy towards the SGA," said Ghavami. "James Madison 
took a huge hit with the controversy in the election, such that [William 
& Mary] newspapers were even commenting on the scenario. It was a 
time for the campus to step up and make a move." 

The campus stepped up. The turnout for the midterm vote exceeded 
20 percent. A mere 20 votes separated Ghavami and Brooks. Neither can- 
didate could claim the majority, so the SGA called for a run-off between 
the two. A week after the first midterm, another election was held. Roimd 
two saw equal voter turnout and a Brooks victory by 70 votes. 

"I felt honored to be elected to this position," said Brooks, "but very 
conflicted because of my friendship with Brandon and because of 
the unfortunate nature of the election that got me to this position. I 
ran for this position committing to moving the Student Government 
forward, and proving to the student body that we are still an impactful 
group on campus. But I think that the school learned a valuable lesson 
from this election, that the moral integrity of their leaders are important, 
but more importantly the voices and opinions of students reaUy do matter." 

Despite the loss, Ghavami continued to serve as an SGA senator. He 
offered his take on the SGAs position after the events leading to the election. 

"The SGA [was] an organization that [was] supposed to be the 
representation of the student body and they unfortunately had a rough 
year. . ." said Ghavami. "The SGA definitely took a hit with this indigni- 
ty and rebuilding [became] an important job so that the SGA [did not] 
maintain the image that it has kept up to have such low voter turnout 
and so much student apathy... I think that the elections helped students 
understand that their issues and their voices are more important than 
the egos and the figures that are running for office. 

The election spawned a new generation of SGA politics focused on 
the power of the student body. It forced the president to honor an unwrit- 
ten code. Emotions on and oft campus reflected on the university' in both a 
negative and positive light and the SGA ultimately faced a time for change. 

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a enior Triathlon Club member Kyle Knott was 

^1 on the cross country team when he was in high 

. ' / school. Races were always five kilometers long. 

was always pretty spent after the 5K," 

'But I never really trained that hard." 

Kut to members of the Triathlon Club, five kilometers 

was only a warm up. 

jlWhen I went down to the Collegiate National Champion- 
ship, Ugot my butt handed to me," said Knott. "I trained all summer 
and even hired a coach because there was so much training." 

ior the club, multiple practices every day of the week 
ted of long runs and bike rides training at the University 
Recreation Center (UREC) track and cycling studio and 

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Triathlon club members trained every 
day in preparation for 

competitions, by Bethany Blevins 

morning swims at the UREC pool. The intense practice 
schedule prepared the members for long races such as 
Septembers Outback Big Lick 01>Tnpic Triathlon, which was 
held at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Virginia, as well as 
the Giant Acorn Triathlon in October in Lake Anna, Va. 

"Many of us have completed a few endurance races 
like half marathons, half Iron Mans, Olympic distance 
events [like the] 1,500-meter swim, 40K bike, lOK run and 
sprints anywhere from a 300 to 700-meter swim, 12 to 
1 7-mile bike ride, and a 5K, or 3. 1 -mile run," said junior 
Dana Corriere. 

President senior Christie O'Hara finished her first Iron 
Man race, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile 
bike ride and 26.2-mile run, and she competed in the 
Triathlon World Championship. 

The Club members participated in many outdoor 
activities that prepared them for races. The Shenandoah 
Valley Century was a bike race held in September consisting 
of a 25, 50, 100 or 124-mile route through the Shenan- 
doah Mountains. On Fridays the team did "bricks," which 
were bike rides to L^ry River Road in Dayton, Va., and back 
to Harrisonburg. Members pushed each other to finish the 
workouts, and the long rides were "an excellent time to bond 
with people who love doing the same thing you do," said Cor- 

junior )e ff Kuhlan d keeps up 

the pace in tlie mnning portion 

of his Iri.ilhlon. Running several 

miles became more bearahle 

for the Triathlon Club members 

due to their daily practices. 

Photo courtesy of Emily Haller 

riere. Training in the mountain terrain surrounding the \'alley 
prepared members tor competitions held all over the country. 

"Our races are all over the nation, from Alabama, where 
the National Collegiate Triathlon Championship was last year, 
to a simple sprint distance race in Hampden-Sydney College 
to the Donut 5K right here at IMU," said graduate Stephen 
Lackey. The club's "claim to fame" event was the l^onut 3K 
held in the fall. "Your job as a runner is to eat as many donuts 
as possible while running, because for every donut you eat, 
time is taken off your final time!" said Corriere. 

Besides the many practices and competitions, the 
club participated in a variety of activities in order to "stay 
in physical shape through team workouts and mental 
shape through social activities and community service," 
according to Lackey. 

Service was also a focus of the club. "Together we create 
a unified 'T.E.A.M.' that together Trains, Endures, Achieves 
and Matters," said O'Hara. "I like to think our club embodies 
all of those disciplines, and outside of training we also do a 
lot ot communirs' service and fundraising and like to make a 
difference out there. We have a sponsored road out in Dayton 
on Dry Ri\'er, which we clean regularly. We also have a strong 
connection with the cancer community. Three years ago, 
a member of the team passed away from brain cancer, and 
another member recovered from ovarian cancer after going 
through a rough treatment of chemo. Because of that, we all 
like to participate in Relay for Life e\'ery year in remembrance 
of them and to show our support for cancer research." 

No matter what amount of experience students had, the 
Triathlon Club welcomed them to be part of their fitness family. 

"Our goals are to get students in\'olved \Nith the multisport 
community or just staying in shape," said Corriere. "Tri 
Clubs' members are of all various levels of fitness. We have 
some that have never swam a competitive event in their 
life or run more than two miles to some that place in the 
Triathlon World Championship (Olympic distance)." 

Lackey said, "We've had people come in who can barely 
run one mile and they've worked up to doing an Olympic 
Distance race at the National Collegiate Triathlon Championship." 

The members created strong, unbreakable bonds through 
trust and support during difficult races and events. With the 
help of others, members learned to become disciplined and to 
see a race through to the end. 

"What I love most about Triathlon Club is meeting all 
the great people who are motivated to train and work hard 
to accomplish their goals whether it be to do their first 
triathlon, half Iron Man or full Iron Man," said O'Hara. 
"I love helping beginner athletes out and seeing them 
cross the finish line at their first race. That brings a lot of 
excitement to the team and I love knowing that I have 
helped them to achieve their goal." 

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Proudly, students spread 
purple and gold cheer 
through the stands 
after the Dukes score. 
Throwing streamers after 
touchdowns was a long- 
lime university tradition. 
Photo by Sammy [Ichenko 

The university celebrated its centennial Homecoming. 

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t rained all night Friday, Oct. 26. The cold air was harsh 
and biting, but as the sun began to rise on Saturday morn- 
ing, the clouds disappeared and the air stayed warm and 
pleasant as students celebrated the 100th birthday of the 
university on Homecoming. 

"Even though it was a dreary, wet week, everyone rolled with the 
punches and came together in true IMU spirit to make it an amazing, 
fun and memorable week, despite the weather," said Sophomore Class 
Treasurer Nicole Ferraro. 

An event-filled week led up to Homecoming weekend. But before 
the Centennial Week could start, the Homecoming committees and 
Student Ambassadors had to plan everything. Co-chairs from market- 
ing, banner, "Sunset on the Quad," Commons Day, incentives and 
parade committees met weekly to discuss problems they encountered 
and get any help that they needed, according to marketing co-chair 
senior Kendra Bassi. 

"Our theme this year was the 'Birthday Party of the Century' and 
the different events had their own sub-themes that tied into the main 
theme," said Bassi. "We tried to make this Homecoming bigger and 
better than the years before" 

The committees planned the budget, worked with catering compa- 
nies, arranged for different t\-pes of entertainment and created banners 
all to make the events leading up to the big weekend as memorable as 
possible, according to sophomore Marly Flores, one of the incentives 
committee co-chairs. 

The week kicked off with a banner contest Monday, Oct. 22 in Tran- 
sitions. Various dorms and organizations were invited to participate by 
making birthday card banners for Duke Dog. Dining Services even cre- 
ated a banner that featured signed cards from each of the dining halls on 
campus. The banners were then hung on the side of Godwin Hall for the 
rest of the week. Students \'oted the Madison Ad\'ertising banner as their 
favorite. The First Year Involvement Center's programming adviser staff 
was awarded second place and the Mozaic Dance Club came in third. 

On Wednesday, Student Ambassadors gave Centennial walking 
tours of campus, featuring historical backgrounds of the university's 
buildings. Members of the university and Harrisonburg community 
were invited, and entertainment was provided by the Stratford Players 
and New and Improv'd. Both groups performed reenactments of the 
university's history. 

Chips, hot dogs and hot chocolate attracted man)' students to "Sunset 
on the Quad," which took place Wednesday evening. Students entered a 
"beach party," complete with leis and beach balls, as they stepped in Wilson 
Hall, where the event was held due to rain. "Sunset on the Quad" began 
with a steel drum performance, and afterward. Student Government As- 
sociation (SGA) president Lee Brooks addressed the spectators. A cappella 
and dance groups pertbrmed, and games took place intermittendy beUveen 
the performances. Audience members were inNited to participate in relay 
races, a hula-hoop contest and a iLmbo contest. Winners received assorted 
prizes including 2007 Homecoming T-shirts and Duke Dog dollars, which 
were used at the incenti\es auction. 

Thursday's Commons Day was also moved inside to Transitions due 
to rain. Organizations had tables set up all day gi\'ing out Duke Dog dollars. 
The SGA table included a poster displaying the Mr. and Ms. Madison 
contestants, voting ballots and free giveaways like homecoming beads. 

Commons Day featured games like Plinko, a cakewalk and a 
"Wheel of Fortune" trivia game. There was an eating contest every 
hour in which participants were required to eat marshmallows and ice 
cream to find a single Tic-Tac in a pie. Duke Dog dollars were given 
to students for winning any of the games, or for participating in some- 
thing, like voting for Mr. and Ms. Madison. Clubs and organizations 

Charging onto the field, the 

tootball team emerges from 

the fog, ready to take on 

the University of Richmond 

Spiders. In the eighth game of 

the season, the Spiders were 

tough competition and the 

Dukes suffered a close loss. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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Channeling university spirit, 

a student decked out in 

a jester costume emcees 

the Homecoming pep 

rally. Rain dampened the 

university grounds, but the 

students' spirits remained 

high through the week. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Airborne, Madison Dance 

members perform as part ot 

the Homecoming pep rally. 

Madison Dance showed 

off their abilities at other 

events such as "Sunset 

on the Quad," late-night 

breakfasts and their end of 

the semester show. Photo 

by Sonya Euksuzian 

Making noise in support 

of the Dukes, students 

proudly display their 

school spirit during the 

Homecoming football 

game. Thundersticks were 

always placed in the stands 

of the student section so 

fans could keep the volume 

pumped up. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

nominated members for Mr. and Ms. Madison. Four men 
and women were chosen to go on to open voting. 

On Thursday night, MTV's Rock the Vote Campus 
Invasion Tour made a stop at the universit)'. Stars from the 
MTV show "The Real World," Robin Hibbard from the San 
Diego cast and Jose Tapia from the Key West cast, came to 
encourage students to vote. The night also included an 
incentives auction and a late-night breakfast, vs'hich took 
place in the Festival Conference and Student Center. 

The incentives auction was a chance for students to 
spend the Duke Dog dollars they had collected at different 
events and locations over the course of the week. Several 
area businesses, like CiCi's Pizza, Martin's Food Markets, 
Buflalo Wild Wings and James McHone Jewelry donated 
prizes to the auction. While Martin's and the restaurants 
donated gift cards for various amounts, James McHone 
Jewelry donated a diamond necklace and T-shirts. The 
late-night breakfast, hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), be- 
gan at 10 p.m. Students could participate in activities such 
as painting pumpkins, singing karaoke and decorating 
cookies. At the breakfast, ZTA sold T-shirts to fundraise 
for its breast cancer philanthropy. 

Rain that Friday night caused the Homecoming pep 

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Glowing, Duke Dog 
prepares to make his 
Centennial birthday wish. The 
Centennial Homecoming's 
theme. "Birthday Parly of 
the Century," was centered 
around the university mascot. 
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Presented with a gift, the 
new Ms. Madison, senior 
Shannon Thacher, is surprised 
by "Madisonman" kneeling 
before her. Thacher was 
nominated for Ms. Madison by 
her sor()rit\. Delta Delta Delta, 
for her commitment to the 
organization and the university. 
Photo bv Samnn Elchenko 

rally to be moved into the Festival Ballroom, and students 
lined up more than an hour early to get the wildly famous 
and highly sought after "purple-out" T-shirts. The shirts 
were given out 1 5 minutes prior to the start of the pep rally 
and once inside, students were provided with sandwiches, 
chips, drinks and cake. Madison Dance and the cheerlead- 
ing squad performed. Then football Coach Mickey Mat- 
thews gave a pep talk, and Duke Dog made an appearance. 

A new contest called "Paint Harrisonburg Purple" 
was held throughout the week by the Student Duke Club. 
Members of the university community were encouraged 
to decorate homes and dorms purple in any way pos- 
sible. Winners of the contest, senior Teresa Garbee and 
juniors Sasha Cabell and Jessie Bannat, won four sideline 
passes to the Homecoming game, a L'ltalia pizza party and 
smoothies for everyone in the residence. 

"Teresa is the one who told us about the contest and we 
thought it would be an amazing opportunity to watch our last 
Homecoming game as students from the sidelines," said Cabell. 
"We created a scene on the wall of our apartment with the Duke 
Dog exterminating' the Richmond Spiders, with the help of Coach 
Matthews and the football team. It took us between four to 
five hours to do, but we had a great time getting into the 

spirit of Homecoming week. We teel so lucky to be one of the few 
people to get to say that tliey watched their senior Homecoming 
from the field." 

On Saturday morning, tailgating for the big football 
game against the University of Richmond Spiders began 
as early as 8 a.m. The game started at noon. During half 
time, after a performance by the Marching Royal Dukes, 
seniors Chris Ellis and Shannon Thacher were announced 
as Mr. and Ms. Madison. 

"Shannon is a role model, not only for our sisters, but 
for the JMU community as well," said senior Caria Blumen- 
thal, Thacher's sorority sister. "She is passionately dedicated 
to the organizations she is involved in, her academics and 
her friends and famUy." 

Though the Dukes fought a hard battle, they lost by one 
point with a score of 16-17. After the game, a field festival 
took place on Godwin Field, complete with musical enter- 
tainment and activities for kids. 

The week concluded with the annual Homecoming 
step show. The university's black and Latino Greek-lettered 
organizations, as well as those from surrounding schools, 
competed in a step competition. The first place fraternity and 
sorority won a $1,000 grand prize. 




Playing a video g.iriif , 
a Harrisonburg resident 
palientiv wails lo eat 
lunch. Ron Copeland, the 
restaurant's sole owner 
proposed the idea of U 
becrjiiilng worker-ownr 
Pholo bv Seth Binsted 

Located on North Main 

Street, the Little Grill 

Collective is a popular 

restaurant among university 

students and Harrisonburg 

locals. Almost all of the 

meals served there were 

made entirely from scratch 

Photo by Seth Binsted 

nyone in the world" could walk in 
for a hot, free meal on Mondays 
at the Little Grill Collective (LGC), 
a small downtown restaurant, ac- 
cording to Ron Copeland, one ot its owners. Though the 
front door often got stuck and parking space was limited.j 
worries were stifled by the aroma of bread baking along 
with the constant chatter of men and women while they 
cooked. During this 15-year-old ritual that began in Octo- 
ber of 1992, people from all different races, ages and social 
backgrounds came together to share in the simple therapy 
that came from cooking a meal together. 

"It has been my vision to break down class barriers 
so that, for e.xample, a college professor and a homeless 
man can share this experience together," said Copeland, 
who was also director of Our Community Place (OCP), 
a community center in the making, which would house 
the "Free Food For All" Monday meal. 

Though the meal itself did not begin until noon, prepa- 
ration started at 10 a.m. A constant .stream of people poured 
in — some homeless, some hungry and all ready to create not 
only a meal, but an atmosphere of social welcoming. Past the 
front desk of the restaurant, the kitchen buzzed with activity, 
despite its limited available space. 

On a chilly October morning, Haifa dozen members 
of the .Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity came to LGC 
ready to help out. The fraternity had been volunteering 
there for years. 

"I first started x'okinteering here when 1 was pledg- 
ing," said senior Lauren Tebbenhoff, an Alpha Phi Omega 
member "I just loved the atmosphere; the people here are 
great, and same for the food," she said while grating blocks 
of cheddar cheese. 

Fven before noon, LGC, which had been worker- 
owned since 2003, was overflowing. "It feels like a real 

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With open arms, The Little Grill Collective welcomed those 

with empty stomachs. byErmVenier 

community here," said Harrisonburg citizen Ken Wettig. 
"You don't often get a chance to talk with people from 
such diverse backgrounds, but here there is no discrimi- 
nation on race, social standing or anything like that." 

Atter everyone was seated and plates and forks were 
distributed, volunteers stepped up to dole out the food. As 
opposed to typical soup kitchens, LGC's community meal 
was served directly to the visitors for a more personal 
experience. Bags of croissants and fresh vegetables were 
offered to anyone who wanted to take some food home 
and leftovers were distributed to those in need as well. 
Fresh apple pies and muffins along w'nh sweet apple slices 
quickly disappeared as everyone ate their fill. "This was 
amazing," visitors commented. 

Despite the meal's success, the restaurant was far 
too small to make way for such a large undertaking, the 
scope of which had only grown in the 15 years since its 
conception. As a result, Copeland, through loans from 
the community and donations from the Monday meals, 
bought a run-down building on the corner of Main and 
Johnson Street. For 10 years, he had been transforming it 
into a community center. Not only would the OCP house 
the Monday meals, but it would also hold theater events. 
Alcoholics Anommous meetings and adult literacy programs. 

The OCP's inviting exterior showcased a large mural 
painted by local children on the side of the sky blue build- 
ing. Picnic tables adorned the lawn just left of a volleyball 

net. There was a flower and vegetable garden in the back, 
which provided many of the vegetables used for the Mon- 
day meals at LGC. Though still not completed, the 3,000 
square-foot building would provide ample room for all of 
the events Copeland envisioned, most of which could not 
be held within the restaurant. 

Though it took several years to finally pay off the 
building, Copeland attributed the success of OCP to the 
community as a whole. When funds were short, Cope- 
land looked into the area for help. He got such favorable 
responses from people willing to loan money that the 
OCP could open free of debt in January of 2008. 

Though not a businessman, Copeland transformed 
what would have been a simple soup kitchen into a local 
phenomenon. The LGC, which had been in business since 
the 1940s, was almost bought out in the mid '80s before he 
decided to purchase it. The building was then going to be 
sold to a group of people who did not cherish the heritage 
of the restaurant, and Copeland simply could not let that 
happen. "It has almost achieved cult status," he said. 

In spite of more than a decade of hard work and dedi- 
cation accompanied by a number of transitions, Copeland 
was overcome with enthusiasm about the continued suc- 
cess of the Monday meal and the future of the OCP. "It's 
crazy and chaotic sometimes, but then all of this beautiful 
food produces itself," said Copeland. "It's pretty groovy." 

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Masterpiece Season presented five series 
of entertainment. 

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joking over senior Emily 
Nilsen's shoulder, senior 
Lauren Meyer acts in the 
Mi role as Jane Eyre. The 
ay was held in Latimer- 
laefier Theatre Nov. 
through 10. Photo by 
Victoria Sisitka 

Illuminated by the set 
lights, the bed on stage 
draws the audience's 
attention. The Evening 
Standard reviewed 
"Jane Eyre" as "a riveting 
exploration of female 
passion. Photo by 
Victoria Sisitka 



■ he show must go on, and it did at the universi- 
^0 m ty, thanks to Masterpiece Season. Masterpiece 

m M Season was a collection of events devoted to 

^^..^y^ honoring the arts. 

The season consisted of five series: the dance series, 
music series, theatre series, family series and encore series. 
Each series included multiple artistic events. 

Each year lerry Weaver, the executive assistant to the 
dean of the College of Arts and Letters, played a large role 
in selecting the programs for the encore and family series. 
"I get phone calls from agencies tr\ing to sell their artists," 
said Weaver 

The encore series brought in professionals to perform, 
usually at Wilson Hall. The 2008 series included performances 
such as Neil Bergs "100 Years of Broadway," "Mickey Rooney: 
Let's Put on a Show" and Bob Dubac's "The Male Intellect: An 
Oxymoron? Getting Dumped has Never been Funnier." 

"If You Give a Pig a Part)'" was the only show the fam- 
ily series featured for its 2007-2008 series. The show was 
based on the popular children's book series, "If You Give..." by 
Laura Numeroff. Numeroff wrote "If You Give a Mouse a 
Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." 

These two series were different than the others, not only 
because of the professional performers, but also because 
they were performed in Wilson Hall, which could seat 1,200 

audience members, and the ticket prices were often higher 

The music, dance and theatre series, were faculty super- 
vised and directed, but involved student performers. "The 
individual directors decide their programs," explained 
\Veaver The faculu- in the music, dance and theatre depart- 
ments had the opportunit)' to select the individual titles of the 
performances they put on during the Masterpiece Season. 

The theatre season was comprised of four productions: 
"What the Butler Saw," "Jane Eyre," "Twelfth Night" and 
"Urinetown: The Musical." The annual musical was the big 
ticket seller, according to Weaver "The musical generally 
sells out, or close to it," said Wea\'er 

Ticket sales for "Urinetown: The Musical" followed 
the trend. The show was an off-Broadway smash hit and 
the winner of three Tony awards. It portrayed a town where 
citizens had to pay to use the bathroom due to a drought. 
The hilarious comedy included lovable characters like Little 
Sail)- and outrageous songs Uke "It's a Privilege to Pee." 

The dance series consisted of the New Dance Festival, 
the N'irginia Repertory Dance Company and the Con- 
temporary Dance Ensemble. The dance series was unique 
because there were often facult)' members who performed 
along with the students, as well as guest performers. 

The finale of the season was the music series. This 
series included concerts such as Holida)fest, Spring Bands 

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_^Concert and individual music extravaganzas such as the 
^university's opera theatre and symphony orchestra. The 
opera theatre event was "The Merry Widow" a famous 
opera originally composed by Franz Lehar. It was filled with 
romance and spots of comedy "I'm Going to Maxim's" and 
"Love Unspoken (The Merry Widow Waltz)" were just two 
of many famous songs from the opera. 

The students who performed in these productions de- 
voted many hours in preparation. Freshman Amanda Bloss, 
assistant stage manager for the 2007 production of "What 
the Butler Saw," said, "We started the fourth day of classes 
and we opened Oct. 6. It was prett\' much like having a class 
every night and on Saturdays." Bloss explained how the 
rigorous rehearsals would continue for at least three hours a 
night for weekday rehearsals alone. 

Students weren't the only ones who had to put in the 
effort for these productions. "I'm very involved with them," 
said Weaver. "I attend all the shows in the encore and family 
series because I work [them]." 

Even with all the time and energy that went into the 
performances of the Masterpiece Season, it didn't sound 
like anyone was complaining. "It was so much fun," said 
Bloss. "It worked out just like I hoped it would." 

Ticket sales proved that the Masterpiece Season was 
here to stay. 

Lit with expression. 
sophnmiirc Alison Hoxie 

acts out J ■>< (Mf \\ itli 

senior Lauren Meyer The 

proclm lion flirtntud In 

Roger Hall of thu School ul 

Theatre and Dance. Photo 

by Victoria Sisitkn 

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Resting his injured toot, 
Rochester, played by 
Cerlach, sits with one of 
the production's other 
characters. This version 
nt "Jane Eyre," adopted by 
Polly Teale. depicted Eyre 
as a passionate woman 
struggling from the confines 
of Victorian societ\. Photo 
by Victoria Sisitka 

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learn more from the students than they 
learn from me," said College of Business 
Professor Eric Stark. "The students are 
engaging here. They are inquisitive and 
consciously seek out help when they need it." 

The evolution of the university was constantly evident 
through the centennial year. Throughout the years, the 
university saw a diverse range of professors and other 
faculty members come and go, and each did his or her best 
to make a lasting impression on the lives of students. Some 
current professors taught at the university when it was still 
Madison College and some were a part of the first semester 
abroad program. Even professors who had only been at the 
university since the late '90s saw changes in programs and the 
lives of students throughout the university. 

Dr. Dave Herr, the graduate coordinator for the De- 
partment of Exceptional Education, came to the university 
for the first time in 1972, when it was known as Madison 
College. With master's and doctorate degrees in special 
education, he had considerable experience working with 
children who had emotional disabilities. In 2001, Herr 
received the All Together One award for dedication and 
service. He also received the Faculty Service Award in 2006 
from Student Organizations Services. 

At the time he started teaching, the student population 
was just under 4,000. 

"The whole campus was just the bluestone buildings 
and a few other ones," said Herr. 

Herr was involved with programs throughout the 
university, including alternative spring break and Young 
Life. He taught both graduate and undergraduate courses, 
including behavior and classroom management. 

"Every day is a memory' said Herr. "It's just been a won- 
derful career and I hope I can last about 20 more years. 
Ideally I'll retire at 85." 

In the College of Arts and Letters, Professor Mary 
Louise Loe began teaching in the history department at 
the university in 1973. 

"I love it," said Loe. "I love having contact with students. 
It's not really like a job; I don't see it as a task." 

Loe earned her master's degree in Russian history 
from Columbia University. When she first began teach- 
ing, she only had Russian history classes. With a significant 
past rooted in fighting for civil rights in the 1960s, Loe 
had always been fascinated with contemporary human 
rights issues. In 1991 she created GHUM 251, a class on 
modern human rights. 

"I thought Dr. Loe was a great professor," said junior 
Victoria Sisitka. "Her involvement in the civil rights move- 
ment really added a personal perspective to the subject. 

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Professor Mary Louise Loe 

It made the class more interesting to hear stories from someone who 
actually participated in the events that we were learning about." 

Loe compiled a collection ot readings from a variety ot human 
rights activists concerning issues from all over the globe. She was in- 
volved in leading a semester abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Professor Roger Hall of the School of Theatre and Dance was a part 
of the university's first semester in London program in 1980, which, 
according to him, was only the second time faculty members brought 
students overseas. 

"It was a big deal, all the lives that program has influenced," said 
Hall. "It's nuggets of things like the London trip and the first original 
play that make good moments. " 

Hall came to the university in 1973. He was there to see the school 
open its first production of an original play in the fall of 1979. 

"[The play] led to many students developing scriptwriting skills 
and having extraordinary careers," said Hall. 

But by the 1990s, the university had significantly grown in student 
population. To accommodate, the uni\ersit\- focused on expansion. Profes- 
sor Charles Cunningham of the College of Science and Mathematics 
began teaching at the university in 1994. At the time, the Science and 
Math Learning Center was merely a math lab down in the basement 
of Burruss Hall. 

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"It was just me [working at the lab]," said Cunningham. As the 
years progressed and the student population grew, the Learning Centerl 
moved from Wilson Hall and finally ended up in Roop Hall. Ninetec-ii 
tutors were employed and science became an additional area tor helpi 
at the Center. Cunningham loved helping the students. 

Cunningham graduated from the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill and attended graduate school at the Universit)' of \'irginia. 
He had always been interested in mathematics as a professor of calculus, 
statistics and algebra classes. His main interest vs'as in getting to know 
his students. 

"I've really come to like the students," said Cunningham. "It's fun to 
interact and teach with them. It's the kids that keep me coming back." 

In the College of Integrated Science and Technology, Professor 
Wayne Teel started at the university in 1999. He began by teaching! 
environmental science classes. Then, in 2001 when the university had 
grown by 3,000 students, a geography program was added and he began 
teaching classes within that department. Since he began teaching, he 
saw the construction and addition of buildings throughout campus. 
Abo\'e all, it was teaching students at the universit)- that had the strongest 
impact on Teel throughout the years as well. 

"I came with a lot of experience before I got here," said Teel. "It's 
getting to know young people in a different way that's been enlightening." 

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show, soi'fioniurr- Lianne 

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Students to [ 

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lunior Eileen Graham mil 

senior Gaurav Narang 

perform at \V)\J . \ In- kiiu. 

played host not only to 

|MU talents, but to outside 

entertainers as well. Photo 

by Se(h Binsted 

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sophomore Cyndle Has h 
sings a duet v\ iih ulK • 
ophoniore Yvonne Tinsley 
TDU events encouragi^ 
creative collaboralioi 
among students Photo b) 
Seth Binned 

Weekly programs provided free entertainment 
and a popular hang out for students. 

by Rebecca Schneider 

^^m^mJ^^^^^ commonly referred to as TDU, was a 
^ ^r m place where students could sit down with a 
^■^^ %r book and a latte from Java City, take a nap 

between classes or play a game of pool. Instead of meeting at the 
library for a group project, students looking for a change of pace 
could meet at TDU for a more relaxed, laid-back environment. 
"But in the evening, all that changes and TDU is the 
closest thing to a nightclub we've got," said Shari Scofield, 
program coordinator at TDU. "On any given night, one 
might find live music, live spoken poetry, dance clinics 
and dances, a panel discussion or a documentary film." 
Weekly events included Monday night movies and "Are 
You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" sponsored by the Cen- 
ter for Multicultural Student Services. Every Tuesday was 
open-mic night, where students could show off their musi- 
cal talents. Beginning at 8 a.m., students could 
sign up for a 15-minute time slot between 8 
p.m. and 11 p.m. 

"I perform because it is a waste not to," 
said sophomore Nathan Caruso. "Regard- 
less of your skill level, music is something 
you share. There is no sense of judgment, 
just people sitting around drinking good 

coffee interested in seeing what others have to offer." 

Another opportunity for students to express them- 
selves was through poetry open-mic nights and slams. 
TDU devoted a night to poetry on the first Thursday of 
every month. Wednesdays consisted of wild Scene It? and 
Mario Kart tournaments at night. TDU also had "Big 
Shows" on Wednesdays, featuring bands such as "Blatant 
Vibe" and "Justin Jones and the Driving Rain." WXJM, 
the university's radio station, also booked bands at TDU 
such as the local favorite, "Shapiro." All student bands and 
performing artists were welcomed to "World Beat Week" 
in March 2008. In addition, for almost every weekend 
classes were in session, TDU hosted a wide variety of late- 
night programs Thursdays and Fridays. Recording artists 
and musicians such as Namoli Brennet and the a cappella 
group Exit 245 frequently came to perform. 

Another staple that began in 1999 was performances 
by New and Improv'd, the comedic improvisation group 
that performed two shows a month at TDU. 

"I absolutely love it when New and Improv'd comes 
to TDU," said TDU employee senior Kendra Bassi. "They 
bring a huge crowd, therefore the room is usually torn 
apart and completely rearranged at the end of the night, 
but they are very funny." 

Speaking from his soul, 
frcsliman Colby Connelly 
shares his poetry with the 
talent show audience. In 
addition to the talent show, 
students could share their 
writing talents at poetry 
open-mic nights on the first 
Thursday of each month. 
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The feelings were mutual. "We love performing at TDU 
because of its relaxed environment," senior Lindsay Long, 
president of New and Improvd, said. "Because ever)thing 
we do is made up on the spot, the audience is a critical part 
of our shows; every suggestion is from them, [and] they 
build the show they want to see." 

TDU offered an open space where students had the 
chance to expand their horizons. Senior Natalie Munford, 
Mozaic Dance Club president said, "^Ve hold monthly 
hip-hop clinics in TDU to give those students who want to 
learn choreography a chance to do so without the pressure 
of previous experience." 

Senior Valerie Hargis, president of the Swing Dance 
Club, agreed. "We hold monthly beginner swing dance 
lessons at TDU. [It] tends to be a good place for events 
because it makes our club visible to random students hang- 
ing out in TDU," said Hargis. "[TDU] is simply a fun place 
to be. The relaxed atmosphere, good music and caffeine 
[make] for some great dancing." 

The different events at TDU attracted a diverse range 

of university students. 

"I have watched it really transform over the years," 
said Bassi. She loved that TDU had become a second 
home to her, as it continued to do so for many commuter 
students year after \'ear. 

"TDU is a place that you can mold and make it your 
own, and we are encouraged to do so," said Bassi. "So, if 
your niche is with music, you can help bring in bands, set up 
for them, etc. If you like marketing, you can do that. If you 
prefer to play pool, we have you covered. TDU is what you 
make it, and that is why I love it. It is one place that so many 
people come to, but each one comes for a different reason." 

TDU was always open to ideas, and as crazy as some 
ideas may have been, as long as the event was "legal," it 
could premiere on stage. The program coordinator and 
employees at TDU were there to help maximize students' 
imaginations and bring new things to the university. The 
opportunities were endless, as TDU provided a student 
playground for creative energy. 


Focused on his shot, a 
student plays a tree game 
ot pool with some friends. 
There was a minimum charge 
oi S3 to play pool prior to the 
tall 2007 semester. Photo by 
Karen McChesney 

Strumming his guitar, senior 
Ryan Payne plays a song for 
the TDU crowd. "TDU gives 
vou a chill, relaxing mood 
u hen you perform there." 
said Payne. "It's got a small, 
yet intimate feel and I enjoy 
the atmosphere." Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Relaxing, a group of 
students watch a Friday 
night show. Centrally- 
located, TDU was a great 
place for friends to meet 
and enjoy an on-campus 
alternative for weekend fun. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 



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Thoughtfully, senior 
Stefanie DiDomenico looks 

o\'er her cards and plans 
her next move in the game 
Apples to Apples." TDU 
provided board games to 
help students pass their free 
time between classes. Photo 
by Karen McChesney 


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"in the midst of our progress toward the future, we pause to turn 
our faces backward. We open the door of the past and look down 
the long corridor of yesterday. We see great hosts of Madison people, 

working, planning, giving, and sharing. In their living together they are 
forming the foundation of our college. The foundation has been made 
strong and permanent with their gifts — gifts of Madison spirit, traditions, 
friendliness, and love. These people proudly pass their precious gifts 
along the corridor until each of us at Madison receives his share. Our 
hearts are grateful for the past, the past that has made our Madison. 

Foreword from the 1 948 School Ma'am 

cr chtaJidon Cegacij 1 33 

by Rachel Canfield 

Scanning old yeatboote, 

MsTtle Little remembers faces 

of fellow students. "I didn't have 

am- trouble |in school).' said 

Little. "I wasn't outstanding. 1 

was tcx) bus\' nosing around at 

what ever^'one else was doing." 

Photo by Stephanie Hardnisn 

"I'm 94 years old," said Myrtle Little. "So, 
when you're 94, you're a peculiar old duck." 

Seventy-three years after her graduation 
from the State Teachers College at Harrison- 
burg, Little resided in Sunnyside Retirement 
Community just six miles from the university. 
When Little saw yearbooks from her days at 
the university, she was overwhelmed. 

"These remind me of the good old days," 
said Littie. She recalled notable memories ft'om 
her past and remembered receiving a demerit 
for unladyhke beha\'ior— waving to a boy who 
honked at her while driving down the street. 

Little worked in education and was a teacher 
and principal for 43 years. 

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with chil- 
dren," said Little. She was committed to im- 
pacting the Uves of students and going against 
the grain of traditional teaching methods. 

"I had a few ideas about education," she 
continued. "There was no use to paddle them 
[the children]. I found out that's not where the 
brains are." 

She explained how the children responded 
well to her attitude and were "tickled to death" 
by her methods as both a principal and a teacher 

One of her favorite stories from her days 
working in schools was about a boy who would 
arrive to school early because his parents 
had to get to work. To stay warm in the 

colder months, he huddled near the school 

"I didn't like that," said Little. "I had the 
custodian come in early and have the boy help 
take out trash. Then I slipped him a dollar in 
an envelope each week." Little was elated by 
the story, particularly the part about the boy 
using his earnings to buy his mom a present. 

Little expressed infinite gratitude towards 
her unyieldingly giving parents. She was fond 
of her school experience through school years 
and beyond. 

"Harrisonburg [State Teachers College] did a 
wonderful job with what they had to work with," 
said Little. "I'm happy with my life." 





State Normdl and Industrial 
Schfxjl for Women at 
Harrisonburg established. 
Julian Ashby Burruss 
became president. 

School renamed Stale 
Normal School for Women 
at Harrisonburg. 

Dr. Samuel P. Duke becanx- 

Sf ho<il renaniMl the 
State Teachers College at 

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Surrounded by souvenirs 

of her lime ar Madison. 

Mary B. Stinnett recounts 

stories to her grandson, 

senior Patrick Stinnett. 

"Even though a lot has 

changed over the years, 

it makes me happy to 

think ot" Bee imv grandma) 

walking around the same 

campus," said Patrick. 

Photo hv Rachel Cmlield 

She was front-page news in February 1948. 
"Red-headed Mary Brown Feagans," as she was 
described by The Breeze, was a nominee for 
the annual Miss Shenandoah Apple Blossom 
Festival Pageant. As a senior at Madison Col- 
lege, Mary Brown Feagans Stinnett was a home 
economics major and science minor who went 
on to teach for 30 years. 

After staying at home in Lynchburg, Va., for 
the first two years of college, Mary B. decided to 
attend Madison with her lifelong friend Martha 
Cook Ramsey, affectionately known as "Cookie." 

Mary B. joyfully reminisced about the 
school that was once home to her and later 

to two of her grandchildren, Lavely Miller 
COO) and Patrick Stinnett ('08). 

"I was scared and shy back then," said Mary 
B. while her husband. Page Stinnett, laughed in 
disbelief exclaiming, "That's all left her now." 

During her time at Madison, rules were 
strict-especially when it came to dating. There 
was a list of acceptable young men in Har- 
risonburg who could be dated, and the dates 
had to meet the housemother before going 
out. The housemothers also stayed up waiting 
for the women to return home and issued 
campus restrictions for those caught behaving 
unacceptably in public. 

The small, tightly knit community of 
women afforded several advantages over larger, 
impersonal institutions. Mary B. remembered 
Madison College President Samuel P. Duke 
stopping the Greyhound bus on Route 1 1 at 
the request of parents who were worried about 
their daughter ruiming away from school. 

Sixty years had passed since Mary B. gradu- 
ated from Madison and she fondly reflected 
on the two years she spent at the college. 

"There was no doubt about it, I loved it,' 
said Mary B. "Every minute I was there." 


by Rachel Canfield 




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by Stephanie Hardman 

-'S'^ The year 2008 was sure to be an exciting 
one for Patricia "Pat" Smith Wilson, who would 
be celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in 
the same year as her 50th college reunion along 
with her alma mater's centennial celebration. 
Wilson, who attended every reunion since her 
Madison College graduation, looked back on 
her experience fondly. 

"Being the first in my family to go to col- 
lege, you can imagine what kind of an impact 
it had," said Wilson. 

One of the things Wilson liked best about 
Madison was the "absolute intimacy where you 
knew everyone you ran into," she said. 

Wilson reminisced on how the times have 

changed since she was in college five decades 
ago. "[As women,] we had three choices of what 
to be back then," she said. "You could be a house- 
wife, secretary or teacher. Those were all ladylike 
professions — acceptable jobs for women." 

Wilson personally chose to go into teaching, 
and taught high school for a number of years. 
To her, the most rewarding aspect of teaching 
was knowing she had an impact on the hves of 
the students, and she enjoyed hearing back from 
them through the years. 

One of the things Wilson felt hadn't changed 
so drastically since her time as a student was 
Madison's warm atmosphere and small-college 
feel. "I'm still amazed— kids are still friendly," 

said Wilson. "I've been to a lot of campuses in 
a lot of states, and some campuses are just cold 
as ice — those big university- type schools just 
aren't as fi-iendly." 

After her time at the college, Wilson kept 
in touch with many of her peers and was a 
driving force behind the class' giving campaign 
that resulted in over $100,000 being given to 
the university within 35 years of their graduation. 

Humble about her significance to the class, 
Wilson said, "I was not the 'who's who?' or the 
'what's what?' or any of that The only thing I can 
say I'm truly proud to do is bring people together" 




' School bought 240 acres, 
bringinR Ihc campus size to 

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Brittany Lebling 

"The longstanding legacy of Madison has 
been its awareness of the events occurring in the 
community, the state, the nation and through- 
out the world," said Judith Shreckhise Stridden 
After her graduation in 1960, Strickler created 
her own legacy by staying involved locally 

She was on the board of visitors, an estab- 
lishing member of The Rocco Forum on the 
Future, a charter member of the Arboretum 
Advisory Council and involved with several 
other organizations that helped better the com- 
munity she always loved. Madison College re- 
inforced Strickler s "values of integrity, honesty, 
loyalty and discipline," she said. 

Strickler graduated from Madison with 
a Bachelor of Science degree in education. 
Though her profession was teaching, she always 
treasured being a student. Madison "stimulated 
my desire to embrace lifelong learning," she said. 
"I continue to enjoy taking classes today across 
a broad range of discipUnes, many of which are 
not related to my college major." 

Strickler raised four children, two of which 
attended the university. Anne Marie Strickler Elles 
received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 and 
Stephanne Strickler Byrd received a Master of Sci- 
ence d^ree in 1993. "JMlTs presence has had such 
a positive impact on my life," said Byrd. 

As the university continued to evolve 
after Strickler's graduation, she was especially 
excited for the new performing arts center that 
began construction in 2007. She knew it would 
"provide the students facilities where they can 
continue to hone their exceptional skills." 

Byrd was interested in what was yet to 
come. "I believe that JMU is once again on 
the verge of some of the most exciting times it 
has ever seen and I look forward to the future 
with great expectation for what it will mean 
for the students, faculty and administration, 
and the other residents of the City of Harrison- 
burg and Rockingham County." 

Greeting new sludenls, 
ludy Shreckhise Strickler 
fulfills her role as chair of 
the Student Government 
Association social 
committee. "II was 
customary at that time to 
hold a formal reception 
for all incoming freshmen 
known as the Major Student 
Organizations Tea," said 
Strickler. Photo from The 
Bluestone arc/i/ves 



Enrollment passed 2.000. 

School's tirst African- 
American student enrolled. 

CT cAladiiion Cegacy i3t 

1 would never tell people what my last 
name was," said Merritt Dingledine Lincoln. 
I would go to D-Hall and hear people talk- 
ing about Dr. Dingledine — I always wanted 
to fit in and didn't want to be any different." 
Lincoln, whose family had been called 
JMU's 'Royal' Family" by the university's 
Centennial Celebration Web site, "kind of grew 
up on the campus of JMU," she said. She spoke 
fondly of her grandmother Agness Dingledine, 
commonly remembered as "Mama Ding." 

"As a child, the biggest treat was to go spend 
the night with her, and we would go play 

Providing a fresh outlook, 
' senior loanna Davidson 

assists in Ms. Lincoln's 
I kindergarten classroom. 

"I can give them my 
' experience and my ideas, 

> and thats's one way we 

can help each other," 
said Lincoln. Photo by 
Stephanie Hardman 

on the Quad and play cowboys and Indians 
on the rocks," said Lincoln. "We explored over 
at JMU. We used to go up to the sorority houses 
and went through the rooms to see if they had 
any candy'' 

For Lincoln, her family's legacy of attend- 
ing, teaching and working for the college made 
her choice for college predestined. "I always 
knew I would end up at Madison College," she 
said. "[Madison] really gave me a passion for 
what I believe in, in teaching." 

Although she had been teaching for over 30 
years, Lincoln felt she would never stop learning. 

even from younger educators. "Some say that 
first-year teachers don't have anything to give 
back, but I don't ^ee with that," said Lincohi. "1 
always like student teachers— they are refreshing." 
Lincoln recognized that while her family 
had given much to the university through 
the years, it had done the same in return. "I 
wouldn't be the type of teacher I am now with- 
out JMU," said Lincoln. "The love of children 
and passion for teaching they instilled in me is 
something I'm still giving back." 

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by Stephanie Hardman 



Di. Ronald E. Carrier 
Ix'came president. 

School played first football 
game, rnrollnient passerl 


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by Brittany Lebling 


John Bowers had been coaching football for 
26 years, and was still thankful for the guidance 
he received from coaches while playing football 
and baseball at the university. "Challace McMillin 
and Brad Babcock were just tremendous people to 
be around," said John. "[Coach Jim Prince] and I 
have talked at least twice a wedc for the last 30 years." 

Bowers excelled in sports, and was the football 
team's most valuable offensive player and captain 
in 1978. His wife, Joanne Caravana Bowers, 
also attended the university and graduated in 1982. 

"Personally I think it was much easier to grow 
up back then," said John. "You have so many more 

things now to distract you and take your time 
away from what you're trying to get accomplished 
You're kind of never disconnected... where it's 
probably good to be disconnected sometimes." 

When he graduated in 1979, John estab- 
lished his own legacy by becoming a gradu- 
ate assistant coach for two years. "Hopefully I 
had an impact of showing them how to work 
hard and keep a good attitude and be excited 
about playing," said John. 

After graduation, John coached at nine 
different schools and became the recruiting and 
special teams coordinator at Western Wash- 

ington University. In 2006, Joanne became 
head gymnastics coach at the University of 
Washington and was voted the Pac-10 Coach of 
the Year. "Trying to balance two coaching lives 
is not easy sometimes but we've been able to 
do it the past 26 years," said John Bowers. 

Even though he hadn't been back to the 
university in a long time, John kept an eye on its 
evolution. "I just think they do things first class," 
said Bowers. "They built a first-class football 
facility, and all the things that you get firom them 
in the mail is first-class stuff. And that's really 
how I stay in touch with them." 

Gathered with his 

teammates, quarterback 

lohn Bowers rallies team 

spirit. "I think it was much 

easier during thai time 

to enjoy college,' ^aid 

Bowers. Photo from The 

Blue'ilone archives 


SchiK)! renamed lames 
Madison University. 

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As Student Government Association (SGA) 
president, a member of Delta Sigma Theta 
and Ms. Madison her senior year, Patricia 
"Pat" Southall Smith was a role model for her 
peers as a student at the university. ^^H 

"I started out as a senator and then worked 
my way up to being SGA president and then was 
Ms. Madison," said Smith, a journalism graduate. 

Originally from Chesapeake, Va., Smith 
was a leader for both the university's African - 
American community and the entire school 
as one of the first African-American SGA 
presidents. Through her work with the histor- 
icaDy African-American Greek organization. 
Delta Sigma Theta, her involvement with the 
Minority Affairs Office and her dedication to 
the SGA, Smith said she "probably helped to 
bridge a gap between the African-American 
community as well as the rest of the commu- 
nity because I kind of represented both sides." 

She said, "The community was so sup- 


CaplurinR the Pxperience, 

Mi^tthew Miller brings his 

camera to document om* of 

his Caving Club arivcntures. 

Miller's athletic pursuits .it the 

university preparer! him for the 

physical requirements of the 

C Different Foundation. Photo 

from The Bluestone <ircbivps 

by Meg Streker 

portive and nurturing... It [the 
university] really provided me an 
opportunity to grow and realize ' 

gifts about myself that I didn't , ' 

even know I had." 

Since her graduation. Smith 
maintained her role as a leader. She 
was Miss Virginia USA in 1993 and 
first runner-up in the Miss USA 
Pageant in 1994. While living in f \ 
Los Angeles, Calif, Smith acted \ 

in popular television shows such \ 

as "The Wayans Bros.," "Beverly 
Hills, 90210" and "Sunset Beach." She hosted 
the show "Keep the Faith" and did a talk show 
pilot with King World. 

Smith lived in Dallas, Texas and marriec^ 
Emmit Smith, a former National Football 
League player for the Dallas Cowboys and 
Arizona Cardinals. They had four children. 

"Swim, swim, swim," was what Matthew 
Miller did when he was a student at the university. 

"Being a Duke Dog warrior at JMU for the 
men's swim team was the ultimate college 
experience," said Miller. 

"I came to JMU as a no-name freshman, 
wanting to make my mark on the world," said 
Miller. "I was naive, I certainly had my fair share 
of trouble, but I came away with a positive outlook 
on life, and an immense sense of accomplishment." 

Miller, who was also an amateur triathlete, 
left Harrisonburg after graduation to begin a career 
in modeling and acting. He eventually decided to 
follow another path to make a difference in the 
world. Miller foxmded the C Different Foundation 
(CDF), which was created "to inspire visually 
impaired people around the world to lead active 

» Smiling w.irmly, Pat Southall 

^ Smith welcomes everyone 

*- i.l^the Student Government 

'Association's Christmas tree 

lighting on the Quad. She 

s.iid of her experience at the 

, lilclinie." Photo from 
hv atuvitonv jrchhvs 

by Rachel Canfield 

and healthy lives," according to its Web site. 
Miller received the Inez Graybeal Roop ('35) 
Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2006. 

"The world has become such a judgmental 
place that I wanted to do something that would 
break down society's barriers," said Miller. "And 
that is what the C Different Foundation seeks 
to do year after year." 

A prime example of the universit/s dedication 
to service, Miller looked back on his time and 
hoped his accomplishments would inspire 
other students. He also recognized the role the 
university played in his own life. 

"I realize that JMU is the stepping stone 
which set me upon the path I am on today," said 
Miller. "Life at JMU was about being a part of 
something great. It was Duke Dog pride." 


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Discussing plans liw a 
Student Government 
Association (SCAI event, 
Wt^sli Spencer fultills his role 
as SGA president. Spencer 
held SGA ixjsilions during 
each ot his four years at the 
university. Photo from The 
Bluestone archives 

by Rachel Canfield 

Wesli Spencer s mentor once told him, 
"College is a Utopia." When Spencer arrived to 
the university, he was ready to take advantage 
of all the opportunities presented. 

"I was anxious to explore and find out who 
there was to meet, what there was to do," said 
Spencer, a political science major. 

Spencer was renowned for his involvement 
in the Student Government Association (SGA) 
as freshman class president, sophomore class 
president, a senator and finally as president in 
his senior year. 

"SGA was just one of those places where I 
learned how to apply creative skills in an envi- 
ronment where you were just given an open 

space," said Spencer. 

Spencer and other university students 
created Neo-Underground Railroad Conduc- 
tors (NURC) — a nonprofit organization that 
promoted social issues awareness and allowed 
for "freedom of the mind." He also participat- 
ed in Low Key, Students for Minority Outreach, 
National Association for the Advancement of 
Colored People (NAACP), Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Inc. and spent a summer as an 
Orientation Program Assistant (OPA). 

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast 
in 2006, he was a driving force behind "Katrina 
on the Ground," a relief effort that sent groups 
of college students to the Ninth Ward of New 

Orleans, La., every week for a month. 

"When I was in college, we always thought 
big," said Spencer. "We thought everything we 
did was the defming thing in our generation, the 
thing that was going to change the world." 

Spencer left the university in pursuit of 
an acting career. 

"My heart, my passion is in theatre and 
acting," said Spencer. "I realized that at JMU." 

Spencer said of his life post-graduation, 
"I'm just happy that I'm at this place right now 
in my life where I'm actually doing what I 
want to do. I feel like I owe that to Madison, 
because I learned so much about myself there, 
about people, about everything." 





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Practices and performances paid 
off for the Marching Royal Dukes. 

CfVeryhodyd attitude had 
been to take it to the next 
level ana try to make thid 
hand the hedt it can he. 

senior Carly LeDuc 

new director, new goals, a new schedule and 
new student leadership made "be the change" 
an extremely relevant motto for the Marching 
Royal Dukes (MRD). Scott Rikkers kicked off 
the snowball effect of changes when he became the new director. It 
was clear that he had big plans for the Dukes. 

Throughout the fall season, the band members faced a demanding 
schedule. Not only were they seen and heard on campus, but they were 
often around the local community and the region as well. 

"The JMU Marching Royal Dukes are committed to providing its 
members, JMU Athletics and fans and the JMU community with quality 
entertainment and ambassadors to the community, the region and the 
nation," said Rikkers. 

With 383 total members, the MRD made appearances and performed 
at high school football games and band competitions, while still performing 
in local parades, hosting their own competitions at Bridgeforth Stadium 
and supporting the football team on Saturday game days. The MRD 
also accompanied the football team to the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill, and some members went to the College of William & Mary, 
representing the university near and far. Traveling to away games was 
important for the band as it provided support for the football team 
and gave the MRD irreplaceable experience. 

"One of our most important responsibilities, as one of the largest 
and most visible organizations on campus, is to support the JMU football 
program and represent and promote JMU both in our community and 
around the region and country," said Rikkers. 

The MRD also went out on their own, even representing the university 
internationally on four European tours. 

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Positioned dt the hetid of 
the b.ind, drum major senior 
Kevin Elkins conducts. The 
drum major was responsible 
for providing commands 
either verbally, through hand 
gestures or with a whistle 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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Within United States borders, the band performed in 
President BUI Clinton's and George W. Bush's inaugural parades 
in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2002, the band performed at 
Virginia Governor Mark Warner's inauguration ceremony. 

The MRD were also invited to perform in the 2008 Macy's 
Thanksgiving Day Parade. This would be the band's second 
performance in the parade following its appearance in 2001. 

When a new director took over a band, it could be scar)' 
for some returning members and raised some questions about 
the future of the program. With over 50 student leaders in the 
program acting as drill instructors, section leaders, color and 
drum line captains, band librarians, logistics crew and drum 
majors, much depended on the motivation and cooperation of 
the students themselves. 

"Everybody's attitude has been to take it to the next level 
and try to make this band the best it can be," said senior 
trombonist Carly LeDuc. "Student leaders have had a more 
active role and everyone just brought their 'A game,' really 
trying to 'be the change' and be more innovative." 

The student leaders played a vital role in the band's success. 
Not only did they provide their sections and the overall band 
with structured leadership, but they also acted as liaisons 
between the students, and the directors and staff helping 
to accomplish tasks more efficiently. 

Focused on the routine, 
color giisrtl member senior 
Sam Howard eyes the 

spinning rillt\ The guard 

used c horeography ,ind 

equipment tor ddded visual 

afipeal during shows. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

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Walking heel to toe, the 
MRD move in sync during 
halftime at a football 
game. MRD members also 
performed at National 
Football League games and 
other prestigious institutions 
throughout the countr\. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Feeling the weight of their 
instruments, MRD tuba 
players bellow iheir notes. 
Tubas were the largest brass 
instrument, as well as the 
lowest-pitcht'd. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Marching in cadence, the 
drum line leads the band 
into Bridgeforth Stadium. 
The drum line appeared 
with Keith Urban during the 
Richmond slop of his "Love, 
Pain & the Whole Crazy 
World Tt)ur" in Richmond. 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Watchful of the drum major's 
commands, MRD flautists 
stand ready to play their 
next measure. The band was 
founded in 1972, the same 
year that the university's 
football team started. Photo 
by Sammy Elchenko 

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iways remember that class time 

'is for text messaging, sleeping or 

perhaps just sitting there with 

your pen at your paper, but not 

actually writing anything." This was one of the sarcastic 

lessons offered to prospective students in a nvo-part YouTube 

video, "Welcome to JMU." 

The mockumentary portrayed a t^qiical student's day. 
It provided tips such as proper bus etiquette and a tutorial 
on the "D-Hall Dash," a four-stage process occurring after 
a meal at the popular dining facilit)' on campus. It included 
bloating, cramping, nausea and finally the "D-Hall Dash" 
to the restroom. 

A university' club for filmmakers, founded by graduate 
Benjamin Frazier in 2006, produced the video during the 
2006 fall semester and posted it on YouTube in February 
2007. Since then, it had received a combined total of over 
2 1,000 hits and 55 comments. The comments ranged from 
encouragement such as, "Bravo! Very funny satire! I love JMU," 
to outrage, "What kind of proud JMU Duke tells students 
not to take classes serioush-?. . .You guys are an embarrassment." 

"Welcome to IMU" began by showing some popular 
spots on campus, such as the Commons, the Quad, Mr. Chips, 
the bookstore and Bridgeforth Stadium. Afterward, student 
tour guides, placed b\- juniors Jereni)' Anderson and Cathleen 
Chen, led the audience through the "ins and outs ot James 
Madison." They started by gixing a brief introduction to 
buildings on campus. 

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Led by Sludenl 
Ambassadors, a group of 
prospective sludents and 
their families get a feel for 
the campus. "Welcome 
to JMU" offered a non- 
traditional lour of the 
university, giving satirical 
"insider" tips. Photo by 
Sammv Elchenko 

From there, the \ideo launched into two "t)pical" students' 
lives. The camera followed Billy, played by junior Malcolm 
Henderson, and Sally, played by Delaina Leroy, as they 
attended class in Health and Human Services and ate at 
D-Hall and Festival. 

Afterward, the video followed Billy to a part)' in the Ashby 
Crossing apartment complex. "Getting to parties also brings 
certain challenges," the narrator advised. "One of the most 
domineering challenges you'll face is walking up the hUl on 
Port Republic Road." 

Scenes like this were intended to be humorous, but since 
the video appeared to be selling the university to prospec- 
tive students, some viewers were confused by its purpose. 
Some accepted the video as a satire, but others were angry 
about the video's take on the university. 

"The overall message of the video is that JMU, and 
college in general, is a fun, dynamic and interesting place 
to be," said junior Brendan Bagley, a member of the filmmaking 
club. "To us there is just too much ridiculousness going on to 
not look at the college experience with a sort of tongue-in- 
cheek sense of humor about the whole thing." 

Said screenplay author and graduate Chris Schrack, 
"The message of the video is nothing other than fun, it was 
and is not meant to be taken seriously or as anything more 
than a small joke. . .If there is a 'message' to 'Welcome to JMU,' 
you'll know it with a sense of humor." 

The video was not created in a \indicti\'e manner; how- 

ever, some viewers were less than happy when they saw it. 

"I feel bad for any prospective students or incoming 
freshmen that see this and decide that they're making a bad 
decision," one viewer posted on the video's YouTube page. 

Similar comments included, "...this is a horrible mis- 
representation of James Madison University. If I was compar- 
ing this university to others, this is definitely a turnoff No 
doubt about it." 

Some viewers understood the different reactions to the 
videos. "I am sure some people are worried that someone 
thinking about going to JMU will see this \ideo and decide 
to go to some other college because it portrays some things 
at JMU in a negative way. ..if someone is basing their deci- 
sion to attend/not attend a university based on a YouTube 
video, then they probably should not be going to JMU," 
said graduate Michael Keating. 

Although there were some negative responses, overall 
viewers enjoyed its sarcastic portrayal of the universiU' and 
its students. Most did not seem too upset over the fact that 
some prospective students might have seen the video and 
thought badly of the school. 

Bagley responded to some of the negative opinions of 
the \'ideo, "It is incredibly ironic to us that some folks seem 
to think that we possess a hatred or loathing of JMU and 
that's what this video is trying to get across; when frankly, 
we wouldn't have lovingly crafted this satire if we didn't 
enjoy being here." 

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World-renowned composer Steve Reich 
headlined the Contemporary Music Festival. 

m ^^utfitted in a baseball cap and black blazer, Steve Reich, 

■ ^labeled "America's greatest composer" by The Village 

^L M Voiee, impressed the crowd during the university's 

^^^^^^ Contemporary Music Festival (CMF). 

As a prominent force in contemporary composition, Reich was 
widely known for combining aspects of Western classical music with the 
structures, harmonies and rhythms of non- Western and American music, 
especially jazz, according to his Web site. Reich received the interna- 
tional Preamium Imperial Award in Music in October 2006, which was an 
award given in areas of the arts not covered by the Nobel Prize, and a 1990 
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition, according to his 
Web site. Reich was also honored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music 
and the Franz Liszt Academy. Steve Reich and Musicians had the honor of 
playing sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Bottom Line Cabaret, and 
Reich's music was played by symphonies around the world, including the 
London Symphony Orchestra and the British Broadcasting Corporation 
Symphony Orchestra. 

From Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, the university held the 28th Annual Contem- 
porary Music Festival (CMF), where Reich was honored as a special guest 

"Reich is considered the Mozart of today," said junior Alison Thomas, 
president of the international women's music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. 
"We chose to fund the CMF because we felt the weekend full of music 
would help advance the studies and improve the performance of each 
member of the music department." 

CMF events were made possible by Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthro- 
pies Inc., a program designed to keep music constant throughout the 
community and world. The Impact Grant of $1,500 allowed the music 
department to host the festival and feature Reich as the guest composer. 

hy Becky Schneider 

On the opening day of CMF, 
the first concert of the series was 
held in Miller Hall, where the 
entrance flooded with students 
and faculty for the pre-concert conversation with Reich. During the 
jam-packed session, a student questioned Reich's methodology on 
composing. When asked if he waited for inspiration or if he composed 
every day, Reich responded, "I'm with Edison on that one.. .it's 99 percent 
perspiration and I percent inspiration." 

Reich's hard work was demonstrated in the second piece of the 
concert, his famous "Music for 18 Musicians," which Reich noted "was 
a turning point in his life." The composer said the real task of the song was 
figuring out how to get 18 people to play together without a conductor. To 
solve the problem, Reich used the West African and Balinese technique of 
allowing one player to take the role of conductor who would then announce 
the shifts in the music. 

"The musicianship was very impressive," said senior Clayton Dingle. 

At different points during the piece, several of the musicians were 
bobbing their heads and feeling the music. Focused on their own parts, 
the music kept them connected. 

"All the performers had a great degree of stamina and poise to play 
the entire piece with such precision," said Dingle. 

In the following days, three more concerts were held to celebrate the 
weekend dedicated to contemporary music. Reich's pre-concert conversa- 
tions gave students and faculty the chance to engage with him before the 
performance. Reich's appearances and concerts allowed members of the 
university's community to advance their studies in music and culture, in 
addition to receixini^ insight on how to enhance their own talents. 

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Skillfiillv, Professor James 
Kluesner filays the Irumpel 
in Concert II of tlie series. 
KJLiesner was formerly 

Ihe principjl Irumpet 
for Ihe Orchestra of the 
State Theater of Hessen 
ill VVieshaden. Gernianv. 

Playing opposite one 
another, two musicians jam 
on Ihe xylophone. Concert I 
of the series featured "Music 
for Hi Musicians," which 
was written for a cello, 
two clarinets, four pianos, 
a vitilin, three marimbas, 
a melallophone, maracas, 

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^^^^^Eberately, Michael 

.Striking the claveS^B 

^^^^Hrian, an instructor. 

students perform Stffll 

L*\ecutes his percussion pari 

Reich's "Music for Pieces 

of the Ihree-fiarl "Menhir." 
Overman \^as accompanied 
)y Protesbor lames Kluesner 
and Assistant Professor Lori 

of Wood," composed in 
l'!)7.>. The percussion piece 
was played by senior 
and freshtnen 

Recalling his (Inys .is d studenl 

at the university, Robert 

"Phoef" Sutton compares the 

lifestyles of current graduates 

to when he graduated during 

his commencement address. 

Sutton traveled from South 

I'asadena, Calif, to speak 

to the graduates. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

Keafiing the 

commencement program, 

students keep up with the 

cermony's proceedings. 

Those students earning 

a bachelor's degree with 

honors were recognized 

hy gold cords worn around 

their necks. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

Standing below the 

university seal, President 

Linwood H. Rose wears the 

university chain of office 

and medallion. According 

to the commencement 

program, "the chain and 

medallion were created 

in 1999 by Ronald I. 

Wyancko, retired professor 

of art and art history." Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

Seated, students wait to 

be called to the stage to 

receive their diplomas. 

President Linwood H. 

Rose officially conferred 

the degrees earlier in 

the ceremony. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

Scanning, a student 

searches the crowd. 

Typically, fewer students 

graduated in December 

than in May, but the 

Convocation Center was 

nearly full with family 

and friends. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

Setting themselves 

apart from the crowd, 

graduates display their 

decorated caps. The caps, 

or mortarboards, were 

part of the traditional 

"academic costume" worn 

for graduation. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

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University students took their 

first steps to the rest of their 

lives at December graduation. 

hy Joanna Brenner 

m m ^^ Ihen President Linwood H. Rose made his 

^^ M /^m I opening speech at the second convocation of 

^/ m / the 98th annual commencement ceremony 

^r ^^^^^ Dec. 15, he recalled students' apprehensions 
during their first days at the university. 

"You were scared of doing your own laundry," said Rose. 

But as the fall semester came to a close, it was not the fear of do- 
ing one's own laundry occupying the minds of some of the graduates. 

"It was kind of surreal," said graduate Lisa Pelegrin. "I remember 
being in [the Convocation Center] on my very first day. I didn't know 
what to expect. They always say college is the best four years of your 
life, and for me that was true." 

The ceremony began as students proceeded to their seats and the Mad- 
ison Brass Quintet played "Heroic Suite," composed by G.P. Telemann. After 
the processional, soon-to-be graduate Lindsay Russell led a performance of 
"The Star- Spangled Banner" during the Presentation of the Colors. Students 
and audience members took their seats as Rose took the stage. 

"You have done it! Congratulations!" Rose addressed the students. 
"It's the centennial year — but this day is your day." 

Rose acknowledged the faculty, friends and family members who 
had strong impacts on the lives of the graduates. Before ending his 
speech, he left the graduates with "our deepest congratulations." 

After his greeting. Rose introduced the speaker of the commence- 
ment address, alumnus Robert "Phoef " Sutton. As a student, Sutton was 
an actor and a playwright. For the last 20 years, he had been making 
a living as a writer, earning two Emmys for his work on the renowned 
television show "Cheers," after working his way up from staff writer 
to executive producer. Sutton also worked with many other television 

nciudmg News Kadio" and "Boston tegar 
He was funny," said graduate Mike Pawlo. "He was dov 
main message was 'you're young, who knows where yd 
fext; and I really liked that." 

As a member of the Writers Guild of America, Sutton 1 
;e for the six weeks leading up to the commencement! 
ut still managed to turn out an uplifting and motivati] 
"It starts every second of every day," said Sutton to the 
on reminisced about his days as a student. 
There was no such thing as YouTube," he joked. "There y 
ones, and we had to watch TV when it was actually on." 
Sutton dosed his speech by quoting Gandhi and giving I 
iOtivating send-off. 
Be the change you wish to see in the world," said Sutton 
a hell of a ride." 

Following Sutton's commencement address, Rose made I 
of the honorary degree and the conferral of degrees. The 
ent graduates had been anticipating. 
Dean Reid Linn commenced the presentation of the 
^h students from the College of Graduate and Outreach 
ceremony continued with the presentation of graduate 
er six colleges. After all the graduates had walked acrosi 
audience gave them a standing ovation. 
Directly following, Russell once again took the stage i 
U Alma Mater." Faculty members and graduates left I 
ing the recessional to "My Spirit Be Joyful." 

Uecemher Cjrd^ation /OJ 

Football Team Warmups 

Starlet Smith 

"IB^ (J-eatured 

Everyone Loves Duke Dog 

Samantha Taylor 

UREC in Ice 

Yanitsa Staleva 




Students showed their 
views of the university 
through photography. 

Purple and Green 

Aaron Sobel 

Wilson at Night 

Craig Hutson 

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J J by Sara Riddle 

"The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) was formed in 1995 when 
the College of Fine Arts and Communication was joined by the humanities 
and social sciences units of the College of Arts and Sciences," said David 
Jeffrey, dean of CAL. 

Branching out of this college were three units of fine arts, three units 
of communication, four units of humanities and two units of social science. 
The challenging courses that were a part of this college were designed 
to promote lifelong learning, improve computer and communications 
skills, cultivate a facility with written expression, enhance cultural 
awareness and foster awareness of the nature of knowledge, according 
to its mission statement. 

The four main goals of CAL, according to its Web site, were to 
"improve foundational skills fostered by general education courses, 
develop the ability to use writing to acquire knowledge and to communicate 
ideas effectively through writing-intensive courses required in the major, 
enrich cultural perspectives essential to effective citizenship in the 21st 
century and provide significant active-learning experiences through field 
courses, research projects, internships, studies abroad and simulations." 

CAL attracted a diverse faculty, including Liam Buckley, assistant 
professor of anthropology who did field work in The Gambia; Kevin Borg, 
associate professor of history and author of Auto Mechanics: Techtiology 
and Expertise in Twentieth Century America; and Mike Grundmann, School 
of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) assistant professor and former reporter 
and photographer for over 25 years. 

The college also offered 13 foreign languages and unique international 
opportunities, such as the university's Gandhi Center for Global Nonsaolence, 
founded in March 2005, and the Demining Program Fellowship, a 
year-long position with the U.S. State Department offered to a university 
student or recent graduate. 

The growth within each of the college's departments necessitated 
renovations and new technology. Miller Hall became the new home 
for the Department of Political Science and SMAD's high-definition 
TV studio in the basement of Harrison Hall was completed. But, there 
was still a need for expansion. 

"Currently, there are three faculty proposals which will, in the next 
few years, result in the creation of three schools which will grow to become 
colleges," said Jeffrey. "These will become the College of Public and 
International Affairs; the College of Communication, Information and 
Media; and the Liberal Arts College" 

The College of Public and International Affairs would include 
political science, international affairs, public administration and justice 
studies. The College of Communication, Information and Media 
would include the Schools of Media Arts and Design, Communication 
Studies, Writing and Rhetorical Studies, and Technical and Scientific 
Communication. The Liberal Arts College would include English, 
philosophy and religion, foreign languages, literatures and cultures, 
history, and sociology and anthropology. 

Inform.ilion compilnd Irnm 

D e SLn'S QfflGB, 

David K. Jeffrey, Dean 

160 Clodded 

Dedicated to her studies. 
senior Jessica Spielberg 

completes .1 reading 

assignment. Many major 

programs within CAL 

were both reading- and 

writing-intensive. Photo 

hv Sammy Elchenko 

On the air, a former 

student broadcasts front 

the WXJM studio. Studeni- 

could display their talent- 

as a disc jockey on th< 

university station since 

T590. Photo from The 

Bluestone archives 

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Popular Majors: 


Arts & Design 


Communication Studies (522) | 

English (472) 


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Foreign Languages 


Political Science 


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Media Arts & Design 

Philosophy & 

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Somer J. Abdeljawad, English; Arlington, Va. 

Mona A. Abdelrazaq, Anthropology; Falls Church, Va. 

Hushmath F. Alam, SCOM; Sterling, Va. 

Amanda L. Albach, TSC; Huddleston, Va. 

Harry M. Alles, justice Studies; Westminster, Md. 

Amanda S. Atkins, English; Roanoke, Va. 

Jillian K. Aurrichio, SCOM; Dix Hills, N.Y. 

Lucy J. Axton, Int. Affairs; Great Falls, Va. 

Rachel A. Barone, Sociology; Oakton, Va. 

Paul H. Beadle, SCOM; Nassavvadox, Va. 

Courtney D. Beavers, Anthropology; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Allison S. Beisler, SCOM; Round Hill,Va. 

Caria S. Blumenthal, SCOM; Blue Bell, Pa. 

Sarah M. Bordeaux, History; Flanders, N.J. 

Amanda K. Bowman, History; Leesport, Pa. 

Jessica M. Brazil, English; New Freedom, Pa. 

Emilie A. Campbell, Justice Studies; Schuyler, Va. 

Rachel R. Canfield, SMAD; Richmond, Va. 

Meredith J. Carlton, TSC; Oakton, Va. 

Elizabeth L. Carpenter, English; Spotsylvania, Va. 

Anthony R. Carter, English; Stephens City, Va. 

Lauren M. Caskey, SCOM; Abington, Pa. 

Amanda M. Cassiday, Political Science; Fairfax, Va. 

Allyssa M. Castiglione, History; Toms River, N.|. 

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is the way 


by Erin Venier 

Decorotively landscaped, 

the Ordinal House lawn 

receives a new addition, 

a tree planted in honor ot 

the Most Rev. Desmond 

Tutu's Sept. 21 visit. Tutu, a 

Nobel Peace Prize winner, 

visited the university on the 

Internationol Day of Peace. 

Photo courtesy oflMU 

Photography Services 

In a media-rich world full of flashing headlines, blaring music 
and sometimes violent sports, a step into the university's Mahatma 
Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence offered a serene environment 
to the casual visitor. Slightly off the beaten path, yet still v^rithin the 
confines of the university, was Cardinal House. It was home to the 
Gandhi Center, but was not well-known, even to the sawiest student. 
Decorated with statues and handmade fabrics from India, the Gandhi 
Center provided a calm atmosphere reflective of Gandhi's principles. 
Sushil Mittal, director of the Gandhi Center, echoed this sentiment with 
his demeanor and passionate speech. 

"It's awesome, I'm expected to work hard, but it's a very unstressful 
environment," said Mittal's Administrative Assistant sophomore Sarah 
Castellvi. "He's calm, he doesn't talk down to you; he's very respectful." 
Mittal's passion extended for good reason, as the Gandhi Center 
made great strides in the way of nonviolence, drawing the attention 
of the Indian government in recognition of their promotion ot the 
Gandhian philosophy: self-sacrifice, self-suffering and self-discipline. 
In honor of their work, the Indian government gifted the center with a 
statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the second of its kind in the United States, 
and the first housed in an educational institution. 

A massive bronze statue represented the 
Indian government's appreciation for the contin- 
ued support of its beliefs, and would be unveiled 
Oct. 2, 2008, the birth anniversary of Gandhi. 

Part of the reason for the gifting of the statue 
came from the center's dedication to community 
outreach to further promote nonviolence. Mittal 
demonstrated his passion for the new prison 
program that the Gandhi Center launched. 
Originally requested by an inmate, the center 
hoped to promote understanding of nonviolence 
in a place where it was needed the most. 

Another notable cause the Gandhi Center 
supported was the Youth and Children's Programs 
that endorsed a culture of nonviolence and peace 
by raising awareness among a younger crowd 
with an art contest. The Children's Art Contest 
encouraged children from all over the world to draw pictures based on 
the basic principles of sharing, tolerance, war and peace. The result 
was a collection of pictures of understanding by children as young as 
6 years old. 

In addition to the youth programs, Mittal planned on initiating a 
small summer camp for children and youths, to be held in Cardinal House's 
backyard. Though not objected to expansion, Mittal expected to only 
accept a small amount of children into the camp for its first year to see 
how it blossomed. 

"I don't believe in taking things too fast," said Mittal. "We're taking 
it slow, it's better for getting the message across." 



roll the 

by Caitlin Harrison 


After two years of construction and equipment installation in 
the basement of Harrison Hall, the School of Media Arts and Design 
(SMAD) high-definition TV Studio was completed in September. 

The studio was used in SMAD 302, a videography class, and SMAD 
303, a digital post-production class, both requirements for the digital 
video concentration. SMAD 405, a video producing and directing class 
and SMAD 406, an electronic news gathering and producing class, also 
used the studio. Students who took SMAD 406 studied the process of 
producing news for electronic distribution and also created stories for 
distribution over the air, on cable and over the Internet. 

Two other SMAD classes utilizing the studio were SMAD 295 and 
SMAD 395. SMAD 295 was a practicum for first and second year stu- 
dents who wished to gain broadcast media experience. SMAD 395 was 
the advanced practicum in media arts and design, offered to juniors 
and seniors for one credit. 

"The studio is used for something nearly every day of the school 
week," said SMAD Technology Manager John Hodges. "The broadcast 
journalism class uses it for live newscasts and interviews, the practicum 
students use it for production of everything from sitcoms, to gossip 
shows, to improvisation. SMAD students use it to shoot green screen 
and still photo shoots. We have provided pro- 
duction for off-campus clients, local produc- 
tion companies and for on-campus clients like 
the International Beliefs and Values Institute." 

In SMAD 202, students used the studio to 
gain general knowledge of the principles and 
practices of audio and video production for 
digital media. The studio control room dis- 
plays were customizable to allow the teachers 
to focus on several video sources, or enlarge 
one particular source, according to Hodges. 

"I think having access to our own personal 
TV studio enables students to gain the neces- 
sary skills to become a successful broadcaster," 
said sophomore Caroline Cournoyer. "It eases 
the transition from college to the real world in 
terms of working for a TV station." 

The studio gave students who wished to go into broadcast journal- 
ism and studio production a head start in experience. 

"The studio has already provided many students with the opportuni- 
ty to work with 'real world' equipment on the cutting edge of technology," 
said Hodges. "It was constructed with teaching in mind, so the space is 
providing teachers with ways of presenting information that they did not 
previously have." 

Surrounded by high- 
detinition equipment, 
SMAD's Chief Engineer 
Burl Fnceniire adjusts the 
dials on the soundboard. 
Facemire was a familiar 
and friendly fare to SMAD 
students who needed help 
learning how to operate 
the equipment. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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Lauren M. Clark, History; Fairfax, Va. 
David I. Coffey, SMAD; Fairfax, Va. 
Kelly B. Conniff, SMAD; Lorton,Va. 
lenna M. Cook, SMAD; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Rebecca E. Cooper, Political Science; Vienna, Va. 
Megan N. Corker, English; Richmond, Va. 
Matthew j. Cover, Political Science; Stafford, Va. 
Adam R. Cross, Justice Studies; Portsmouth, Va. 

Christine M. Dachert, Sociology; Rockville Centre, N.Y. 
Kristen R. Darby, SMAD; Richmond, Va. 
Rachel T. Day, English; Christiansburg, Va. 
Maribeth Doherty, Justice Studies; Voorhees, N.). 

Lindsay M. Dovvd, SCOM; Virginia Beach, Va. 
lustin R. Drott, Political Science; Rockville, Md. 
Theodore). Dubinsky, History; Blacksburg, Va. 
lamie L. Dunn, Int. Affairs; Blue Bell, Pa. 

Carly J. Eccles, SCOM; Lynchburg, Va. 
Brandon C. Eickel, Political Science; Germantovvn, Md. 
Ashley C. Eisenman, Political Science; Alexandria, Va. 
Brooke E. Ekiund, justice Studies; Centreville, Va. 

Robert M. Eustis, SMAD; Alexandria, Va. 
Kelly A. Fisher, SMAD; Richmond, Va. 
Rachael A. Flora, English; Staunton, Va. 
Bria K. Gardner, English; Roslyn, Pa. 

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Michael P. GerriU', SCOM; Brick, N.J. 

Victoria E. Gonzales, SCOM; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Alicia F. Gore, Sociology; Newport News, Va. 

Kelly E. Guinan, SCOM; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Ashlev N. Gutshall, English; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Sarah E. Hagen, SMAD; Water Mill, N.Y. 

Brittany L. Hall, SMAD; Yorktown, Va. 

Meghan K. Hardgrove, SMAD; Rockville, Md. 

Stephanie N. Hardman, SMAD; Germany 

Lindsay P. Harmon, SCOM; Stafford, Va. 

Brian W. Haske, SCOM; Leesburg, Va. 

Whitney L. Hewson, Foreign Lang.; Louisville, K\. 

Ashley R. Hopkins, SMAD; Grottoes, Va. 

Kristin A. Hubbard, English; Teaneck, N.). 

Cory B. Jankowitz, Justice Studies; Burke, Va. 

Tiffane J. lansen, ,^nthropology; Bellmead, Texas 

Jeremy R. Jones, Political Science; Buckingham, Va. 

Jared W. Kenlon, English; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Lauren I. Kimmey, SMAD; Springfield, Va. 

Stephanie E. King, Phil. & Religion; Manassas, Va. 

Anna M. Klemm, History; Glen Allen, Va. 

Ashley B. Knox, SMAD; Media, Pa. 

Devin R. Krotman, Public Admin.; Fairfax, Va. 

Laura C. Lafalce, English; Herndon, Va. 

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Dv Bethany Blevins 

Alongside another former 

fellow, ^rodujte Elise 

Becker tests range-finding 

binocuUus used for 

surveying suspected mine- 

contominaled areas. During 

her time as a fellow, Becker 

attended this conference 

on new mine detection 

equipment. Photo courtesy 

of Elise Becker 

Every year, a Demining Program Fellowship was offered to a distinguished 
university student or recent graduate. The Frasure-Kreuzel-Drew Humanitarian 
Demining Fellowship was a paid position, which took place from lune 
to May of the following year in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Depart- 
ment of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA). 

"We had been running the internship for a good eight to nine years, 
and so a number of JMU students have been in the position over the years," 
said Suzanne Fiederlein, research associate at the university's Mine 
Action Information Center. 

Graduate Elise Becker, 2006-2007 fellow, worked for the resource 
management section of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), 
processing and awarding grants as well as traveling abroad to Murten, 
Switzerland. There she participated in a conference sponsored by the 
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), 
an association that coordinated mine action organizations across the 
globe. She also traveled to Senegal for her work in helping organize the 
PM/WRA Humanitarian Mine Action Plan for Senegal. 

The fellowship not only offered students experience in the field, but 
it also taught them how to interact and present information, and gave 
them the opportunity to travel. Graduate Erin 
Snyder, the 1998-1999 fellow, traveled to Djibouti 
to examine landmine conditions and crossed 
the Gulf of Tadjoura to Obock. The 2005-2006 
fellow, graduate Jennifer Lachman, went to 
Sudan to help assess mine conditions. 

"I have recendy received the tide as program 
manager for Sudan and assistant program manager 
tor the Quick Reaction Force that WRA is creating," 
said graduate Derek Kish, the 2007-2008 fellow. 
"I just returned from a policy assessment visit to 
Peru. Typically, the tellow gets at least one overseas 
trip. I am also in the process of planning a trip to 
the Sudan in March." 

All students were eligible to apply for the 

position, but seniors and graduates had higher 

priority. The fellow could gain credit in his or 

her graduate program as well. Fellows worked 

about 40 hours a week for a year, preparing PowerPoint presentations, 

processing paper work, making Web pages, preparing speeches and 

performing other administrative tasks. 

Kish had some of the same jobs and others, such as "reviewing quarterly 
reports, reviewing proposals for the Sudan country plan (overall strategy 
for Sudan), programs assessment visit (trip to Sudan) and more." 

Only one applicant was chosen per year and candidates had to go 
through a security screening. The fellowship was awarded to a student 
who showed desire for a new experience and an interest in diplomacy 
and global issues. 






by Joanna Brenner 

Some of his students had no idea what anthropology really was 
before taking his introductory class, and that didn't bother him at all. 

"They haven't really thought about why the rest of the world is here," 
said Liam Buckley, assistant professor of anthropology. 

Buckley taught GANTH 195: Introduction to Anthropology and 
several other classes for anthropology students. He enjoyed teaching his 
GANTH 195 classes the most because the students were like "blank 
slates." The shock of learning une.xpected ideas about different cultures 
was sometimes overwhelming for his students. 

"People are angry in that class," said Buckley. "Some are happy, 
and some are just shocked. The other classes are different because 
they're majors only. It's more focused. I'm training people in those 
classes to be anthropologists." 

When Buckley first started teaching at the university in 2001, he was two 
years out of anthropological field work in The Gambia in Western Africa. 

"We believe that you have to be immersed in a culture to be able to 
learn about it, so we study close up," said Buckley. 

In addition to learning the language, Buckley stayed in a compound 
that housed four to five different families. Living with the families helped 
Buckley "get a sense of the everyday routine." 

"The houses are so noisy," said Buckley. "There's always someone 
talking. Even in the middle of the night, you'll 
hear people having conversations." 

Buckley's main research in The Gambia, 
however, was on the practice of photography, 
specifically with how Africans took photographs 
of each other. 

"There are as many photography studios 
[in The Gambia] as there are Starbucks and gas 
stations here," said Buckley. 

Buckley talked to over 100 photographers 
and did several months of archival work. But 
when he wasn't doing his field work, Buckley 
said his recreational life in The Gambia was 
similar to his life in America. 

"You have friends, you go out to dinner, you 
shop, you travel. . ." said Buckley. 

Although he enjoyed his field work thor- 
oughly, it also helped him grow as a teacher. He used his findings to 
help students better understand anthropological ideas. 

"One of the good things about field work is that it's a never-ending 
teaching source," said Buckley. 

Students in his classes could tell Buckley had a true passion for 

"I loved his class," said junior Hailey Adkisson. "It was a great way 
to start college off during my first semester freshman year. He really 
enjoyed what he was teaching and didn't treat it like a boring general 
education class. He used a lot of real life examples that we could relate 
to and better understand." 

Alongside Dickson b.nk.iya, 
Assistant Professor Liam 
Buckley poses for a picture 
while visiting Amboseli, 
Kenya in J004. In addition 
to his anthropological field 
work and teaching, Buckley 
also served as a co-editor 
of the V/.M;a/ Anthropology 
Review. Photo courtesy of 
Liam RuMey 

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"lilR e — ^Horge^- 

Megan E. Lake, SMAD; Caithersburg, Md. 
Jennifer C. Lambert, English; Woodbridge, Va. 
Brittany A. Lebling, SMAD; Sharpsburg, Md. 
Brandon S. Lee, English; New Orleans, La. 

Patrick W. Leonard, Anthropology; McCaheysville, Va. 
Leila M Lucas, English; Ashburn, Va. 
lustin M. Mallen, Sociology; Wyckoft, N.J. 
Laura A. Maloney, Anthropology; Boston, Va. 

Tina Masic, Int. Affairs; Bosnia 

Kathryn L. McAbee, Political Science; South Boston, Va. 

Elizabeth L. McCard, SMAD;Yardley Pa. 

Karen L. McChesney, SMAD; Plymouth, Mass. 

Matthew T. McEadden, Anthropology; Lebanon, Va. 
Kirsten M. McGlone, SMAD; Guilford, Conn. 
Megan M. McMahon, SCOM; Media, Pa. 
Caroline Mehrtens, History; Burke, Va. 





Molly E. Mercer, Public Admin.; Stafford, Va. 
Sarah M. Mills, SCOM; Haddon Heights, N.J. 
Kristin M. Mitas, Int. Affairs; West Chester, Pa. 
Amy L. Montgomery, Sociology; Earmville, Va. 

Courtney E. Moore, English; Easton, Md. 
Katherine C. Moore, Int. Affairs; Charlottesville, Va. 
Kacie N. Morgan, SCOM; Quinton,Va. 
Laura A. Morgan, Justice Studies; Westwood, Mass. 




;ser - Reitet- 

Margot E. Moser, English; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Jessica A. Murray, Political Science; Fairfax, Va. 

Dominique M. Musacchio, Sociology; Long Valley, N.). 

Alissa R. Nagle, SMAD; Pasadena, Md. 

Christina A. Nelson, SMAD; Richmond, Va. 

Alexander!. Newcomer, History; Groton, Mass. 

Catherine E. Nightengale, English; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Alex F. Norcross, English; Vinton, Va. 

Rosanne E. North, English; Faber, Va. 

Jenna L. Oddo, SMAD; Davidson, N.C. 

Sarah M. Osgood, SMAD; Grottoes, Va. 

Kelly A. Owens, SCOM; Dunkirk, Md. 

lulia K. Pagones, Political Science; Hopewell, N.Y. 

Lisa A. Pelegrin, SCOM; Fairfax, Va. 

Lauren A. Peterson, SMAD; Earlysville, Va. 

Melissa J. Pfau, TSC; Myersville, Md. 

Katie M, Piwowarczyk, SMAD; Cranford, N.|. 

Hanna J. Porterfield, Sociology; Alexandria, Va. 

Christopher!. Postak, SMAD; Keswick, Va. 

Stephen R. Powers, History; Midlothian, Va. 

Rachael C. Ragland, English; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Megan). Ramsburg, English; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Margaret M. Ransone, History; Kilmarnock, Va. 

Rebekah C. Reiter, Political Science; Bethesda, Md. 

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by Eleni Menoutis 

Intent on helping her 

students, Yoshiko Ozeki has 

<i student trnnslate English 

phrases into lapanese. 

Lower-level classes required 

one hour of work per week 

in a language lab to build 

elementary skills. Photo by 

Sammy Etchenko 

Eighteen diverse students sat in one of Keezell Hall's classrooms. 
They all shared an affinity for the lapanese language with each other 
and their dedicated professor. 

When Professor Yoshiko Ozeki walked into the classroom, she brought 
an essence of culture with her. Dressed in a colorful knit sweater with a 
smile stretched from ear to ear, she stood in front of the class and every 
student rose. With her hea\7 native accent, she recited a Japanese greeting, 
which the class collectively repeated before bowing before her. This ritual 
marked the start of every class. 

Her traditional behavior came from her upbringing in Kyoto, Japan. 
She brought her language to the university and spread her knowledge 
for 19 years in teaching two different courses: JAPN 102: Elementary 
Japanese and JAPN 232: Intermediate Japanese. She was the only Japanese 
professor at the university, and students loved her. 

"She is a very dedicated and enthusiastic professor who has developed 
Japanese [at the university] through the years all by herself^' said Giuliana 
Fazzion, foreign language department head. "It is remarkable that her 
'beginner" students communicate with her by e-mail in Japanese." 

Only three weeks into the semester, students willingly stood up from 
their seats and tackled the assignments on the board, drawing various Japanese 
and Kanji symbols, each of which possessed multiple pronunciations 
and meanings. They took detailed notes and constanth' asked questions, im- 
mersing themselves as deeply as possible in the Japanese language. 

"I love it!" said junior Katrina Finch. "It's 
so fascinating and you feel accomplished once 
you understand something." 

Students learned basic vocabulary, com- 
pound words, adjectives and nouns, sentence 
structure, and common phrases and expressions 
that helped them with day-to-day conversations. 
"Japanese is such an elegant language to 
speak," said senior Ginny Soenksen. 

Ozeki's interactive teaching method encour- 
aged students to participate. She used motivational 
phrases, such as: "Your writing is very good- 
perfect!" and "You JMU students are smart, 
nice!" Her deep concern for her students' 
educations was evident. 

To make sure students had a true under- 
standing of the material, at the end of each class she reviewed what 
was covered. She recited phrases in English and students translated 
aloud in Japanese, demonstrating what they had accomplished for the 
day. Before they left, they stood up, recited the traditional Japanese 
farewell and bowed three times. 

"The world is getting small," said Ozeki. I hope students study 
Japanese more. It's good tor them." 

Her students had that plan in mind. "I want to work with Japanese and 
American mtjseums and help with negotiations between them," said Soenksen. 
Finch would like to "work with translation and interpretation, in an area 
that relates to many cultures." Freshman Emily Gardiner planned to work 
"somewhere in East Asia, hopefully Japan." 










and teacher 

by Erin Venier 

Although professors at the university declared expertise in their fields 
of study, not all could boast having written a book as well-received as 
Associate Professor of histor)- Ke\in Borgs "Auto Mechanics." A social his- 
tory following the meanings and associations with auto mechanics, it 
was Borg's first book and was released in June 2007. 

In his book, Borg wrote about the social and class disruptions that 
mechanics faced, and what it meant in a larger sense for us as a society. 

"A mechanic has power over you, but not class," said Borg. "They 
are viewed as suspects by clients, and it has to do with this asymmetry 
of po\ver." 

Borg took his childhood ambition of becoming an auto mechanic 
and melded it with his subsequent love of history to create not only his 
dissertation, but also classes he could teach on the social commentary 
of the two. 

With a bachelor's degree from the University of California and a 
doctorate from the University of Delaware, Borg brought a diverse 
understanding of history in a social context to his teachings. In addition 
to teaching general education history, which he enjoyed because "you 
get a chance to break through their calluses from years of the same 
U.S. history." Borg also taught four upper-level classes, which rotated 
each school year. 

In the fall, he taught a public history practi- 
cum for the first time, focusing on business, 
industry and workers in the Shenandoah Valley. 
More commonly known as the "Harrisonburg 
course," students could take this broad picture 
of 1870-1930 industrialization and concentrate 
on one area that interested them. After com- 
pleting the course, the students went on a trip 
around Harrisonburg accompanied by local 
historians and Harrisonburg's former mayor 
to discuss their findings about the area. 

Another one of Borg's popular classes was 
the Automobile in 20th Century America. It 
used the automobile as a way to look at social 
commentary on the nation. In the class, Borg 
discussed issues of race, gender and class in 
association with cars, reflecting on the myths of the female driver, African 
Americans in the Jim Crow era and how cars paralleled the creation of a 
government bureaucracy. 

Though he had an obvious passion for automobiles, Borg no longer 
practiced his mechanical skills on them. 

"I've fallen out of love with cars," said Borg. "I know them too well." 

But Borg still appreciated the history behind them, as well as the 
spectrum of interpretation that could be gained from their climb into 
society and what they meant to the people who interacted with them. 

"It's a whole world that's operating on a day-to-day basis that we 
don't even know of," said Borg. 

Engjged in conversation, 
Borg Hi';rii<;';p« cars with 
graduatf Paula Smith. 
According U) the history 
deportment's Web site, 
Borg's research interests 
were U.S. and 
cultural history, the 
history of technology and 
public history. Photo by 
Sjmmv Fichenko 

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Haley E. Rice, SCOM; Toms River, N.J. 

Stacy L. Robinson, Foreign Lang.; Kensington, Md. 

Katelyn Sacco, English; Yonkers, N.J. 

Amy L. Sale, English: Lynchburg, Va. 

Michael P. Sargent, Political Science; Spotsylvania, Va. 
loshua C. Schmidt, SMAD; Woodbridge, Va. 
Justin M. Scuiletti, SMAD; New Milford, Conn. 
Andrea M. Secrist, SCOM; Roanoke, Va. 

lustinT. Seidel, Political Science; Farmingville, N.Y. 
Reetika Sethi, Int. Affairs; Springfield, Va. 
Shaina M. Shippen, History; Springfield, Va. 
Abby E. Sine, Int. Affairs; Glen Allen, Va. 

Marie E. Spiece, Justice Studies; Spring City, Pa. 
Kristin M. St. Mars, SCOM; Glen Allen, Va. 
John P Stinnett, SMAD; Lynchburg, Va. 
Sara M. Streker, SMAD; Newport News, Va. 

James T. Strickler, SMAD; Broadway, Va. 

Kate L. Succolosky, English; Oak Hill, Va. 

Richard J. Suchopar III, Justice Studies; Kings Park, N.Y. 

Cassandra L. Summer, SMAD; Warrenton, Va. 

Elisa G. Thompson, SMAD; Fairfax, Va. 
Daniel W. Tichacek, Sociology; Woodbridge, Va. 
Claudia L. Torres, Public Admin.; Arlington, Va. 
Whitney D. Turkanis, Sociology; Cape Elizabeth, Maine 




J Imer - Young 

Laura E. Ulmer, Int. Affairs; Midlothian, Va. 

Mary C. Veltri, Sociology; Lawrencville, N.|. 

Erin N.Venier, SMAD: Lynchburg, Va. 

Brittany A. Vera, Political Science; Burke, Va. 

Sarah J. Wagoner, SCOM; Oakton, Va. 

Megan A. Weber, English; Williamsburg, Va. 

Dana L. Weismuller, English; Richmond, Va. 

Philip L. Wilkerson III, History; Alexandria, Va. 

Mar\- A. Williams, English; Clouster, Va. 

Eric M. Williamson, History; Newport News, Va. 

Janelle S. Wilson, Anthropology; Virginia Beach, Va. 

lames C. Workman |r, Historv; Falls Church, Va. 

William M. Yarborough, Historv; Falls Church, Va. 
Mark A. Young, Anthropology; Great Falls, Va. 

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by Caitlin Harrison 

Discussing stor\' ideas, 

Assist<Tnt Professor Mike 

Crundmann shares tips 

with his feature writing 

class. Crundmann often 

referenced prestigious 

publications like The 

Washington Post in his 

Feature Writing classes to 

aid his teaching. Photo by 

Sammv Elchenko 

New professors were sometimes hired straight out of college or 
graduate school. Others spent time developing careers. School of Media 
Arts and Design (SMAD) Assistant Professor Mike Crundmann had 
worked with a variet)' of publications, doing different jobs at each one 
before he came to the universits'. 

In the first five years of his career, Crundmann \vorked at the Marin 
News Service in California, the Xevada Appeal in Carson Cit\; Nev., and 
the Stockton Record in California. He then worked at the Sacramento 
Bee for seven years. He worked mainly as a reporter or photographer at 
his first few publications. After completing his time at the Sacramento 
Bee, Crundmann spent the next five years working at the Daily News 
in Philadelphia, Penn., the Daily News in Los Angeles, Calif, and the 
Orange County Register. His last job with a publication was with the Los 
Angeles Times for nine years. 

Crundmann became a new professor at the universit)- in the fall. 
"This academic year I taught News Editing and Feature Writing," said 
Crundmann. "As I gain experience in the department, I'U branch out into 
other courses, according to both the department's needs and my strengths." 
Crundmann was also the new adviser to The Breeze. His duties 
included meeting with the staff, holding mini- 
workshops and critiquing each issue of the paper. 
"He comes into the office on production 
days and during staff meetings," said sophomore 
Megan Williams, assistant arts and entertain- 
ment editor. "On production days, he's there to 
look over amthing we're working on and offer 
suggestions, or if we have a tricky AP problem 
we don't know. He was a copy editor at the 
Los Angeles Times, so he almost ahs'ays kno^\'s 
the answer. During staff meetings he gives out 
awards for best page, lead and headline, and 
listens to us toss around ston.- ideas." 

Crundmann not only had an impressive 
print journalism record, but he also dabbled 
in other media. 

"SMAD and I are a good fit because, like 
SMAD, I work in more than one medium," said Crundmann. "I have 
produced six video documentaries, most of them broadcast regionally 
or nationally by PBS affiliates. The last t^vo documentaries focused on 
facial birth defects. Once I tried teaching five years ago, I loved it and 
adopted it as yet another 'medium' of communication. I encourage 
students to be judicious and skeptical but also stoke their passion. To 
produce good media work is hard work, and without passion, it's just 
hard work." 





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by Sara Riddle 

According to BusinessWeek magazine, the university's College of 
Business (COB) ranked in the top 5 percent ot undergraduate business 
schools in the nation during 2007. The ranking was based on student surveys, 
recruiter surveys, academic quality, starting salaries and the number of 
graduates accepted to the top 35 Master of Business Administration 
programs in the country. 

COB strove to prepare students to be active and engaged citizens who 
were well-qualified leaders for success in a competitive global marketplace, 
according to its mission statement. The college's programs were based 
on solid foundations in general education and an integrated busi- 
ness core curriculum. Majors ranged from accounting to computer 
information systems to management. 

Because the departments of COB held the majority of their classes 
in Zane Showker Hall, the college came to have its own Duke Dog statue 
named Zane, after the building's namesake. Artist Mary Anne Harman 
designed the dog. He wore a regal crown displaying the COB logo and 
numerous international currency symbols, all representing the college's 
vision for global connectivity between students and the international business 
communit)', according to the university's centennial celebration Web site. 

The college's enrollment was over 3,700 students out of the 17,765 who 
attended the university. The diversity of programs offered students 
many options when considering their career goals. COB also encouraged 
students to take part in internships prior to graduation. Each concen- 
tration had organizations students could join to further their academic 
pursuits, such as Madison Marketing Association; Beta Alpha Psi, a 
professional honor society for accounting majors; and the university 
chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. 

"I am still in the process of trying to decide if I am going to major 
in accounting or marketing," said sophomore Mark Browner. "I know 
that either major will make me competitive for getting a good job 
outside of college because the College of Business is very highly rated. 
We are rated high for a reason — the courses are very rigorous, you can 
not slack your way through the program, and you have to be dedicated 
and willing to put in a large amount into your work." 

COB offered a number of challenging courses in each concentration, 
but one was frequently discussed even outside of Showker. Every business 
major had to complete the notorious COB 300: Integrated Functional 
Systems, a series of 12 credits that aimed to demonstrate the relation 
between management, finance, operations and marketing functions. 

The college also announced the nation's first undergraduate program 
in business sustainability, which would start in fall 2008. Students could 
earn a Sustainable Business Certificate through the combined efforts of 
COB, the College of Integrated Science and Technology and the newly 
planned College of Engineering. 

Its high-ranking status, rigorous courses and notable reputation 
set COB apart. 

Informatinit compiled from www.jmu.oJu/cataloj^/O?/. 

D & Azi'a Offic e 


Robert Raid, Dean 

Philip DuBose, Associate Dean, 

Academic Affairs 
Kimberley Foreman, Associate Dean, 

Human Resources and Administration 
Joyce Guthrie, Associate Dean, 

Student Services 

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Immersed in thought, 

J grou[3 of studenl'j 

Stten iKUTi fiho\'p. 


Hoil. Team assignments 

helped students improve 

their leadership and 

interpersonal skills-two 

traits that were important In 

the business world. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

rornrei ijusnTC^rs^roLreTtr- 

collaborate on d 

assignment in the ShowU 

Hall lobby. Showker 

opened in 1991 and wjs 

known for its grand marblu 

lobby. Photo from The 

Bluestone archives 

COB by the WrimbfSZg: 

Most Popular Majors: 

Marketing (826) 
Management (718) 
Finance (684) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 

Male: 2,157 
Female: 1,607 
Total: 3,764 

Part-Time Undergraduates 

Male: 64 
Female: 21 
Total: 85 

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Margot L. Aaronson, Marketing; Springfield, V'a. 

Tyler W. Adams, Management; Bel Air, Md. 

Jake R. Akers, Marketing: Poquoson, \,'a. 

Christopher F. Angelastro, Accounting; Sayville, N.^'. 

Christina M. Arcaro-Thompson, Marketing; Pennington, N.|. 

Brian K. Armstrong, Economics; Pottstovvn, Pa. 

Pete P. Bahmani, CIS; Caithersburg, Md. 

Kara E. Barnard, Accounting; Fairfax, Va. 

Meredith G. Barnard, Finance; Manassas, Va. 

Del Ciela P. Basilio, Accounting; Fairfax, Va. 

Matthew N. Birzon, Marketing; Setauket, N.N'. 

Anthon\' M. Blanchard, Marketing; Caithersburg, Md. 

Lauren |. Bolsover, HTM; Ashburn, Va. 

Marv E. Bonfils, HTM; Ashburn, Va. 

Drew T. Bowman, Management; Glen Allen, Va. 

Katherine C. Bovd, HTM; Audubon, F^. 

John E. Braun, Int. Business; Fairfax, Va. 

Benjamin F. Bruins, Int. Business; Davidsonville, Md. 

Kimberly M. Burkett, Finance; Franklin, Va. 

Rachel A. Burrows, Management; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Stephanie C. Byrne, Int. Business; Arlington, Va. 

Sasha N. Cabell, Marketing; Alexandria, Va. 

Ellen L. Callahan, HTM; Vinton, Va. 

Matthew S. Carbaugh, Finance; Stephens Cit\, Va. 

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rite of 

by Becky Schneider 

Working on their business juniors Amrou Kotb 

Andrew Rantanen Matt 

Stowell Kuangta Lai 

senitii Adam Giles !:> 

junior Hans Pendersen ink 

through their ideas. COB 

300 students dedicated 

their entire semester to the 

12-credit course. Photo by 

Karen McChesney 

COB 300. Was it a secret code or the secret to successfully entering the 
business world? COB 300: Integrated Functional Systems was 12 credits, 
in which four classes taught by a prestigious faculty team were taken 
simultaneously. The faculty developed a curriculum allowing students to 
learn in a real-life environment that demonstrated the interdependence 
ot different business fields; linance, management, marketing and operations. 
"If you look at any business, not one has just a marketing division, a 
finance division, a management division or an operations division," said 
junior Matthew Joseph Vincent Cass. "It takes multiple disciplines to 
make up a business. JMU does a great job at integrating these four disci- 
plines into COB 300 in order to show how a business truly is. I hope to 
strengthen my focus in management, while understanding more about 
other disciplines and have a greater understanding of what they bring to 
the table." 

Working in teams of four to seven members, students developed 
business plans for a company or product of their creation, which they 
entered in a competition at the end of the semester. The input and knowledge 
the students gained from the faculty team was crucial, and demonstrated 
how businesses became successful in the modern world. 

Many students stressed about taking COB 300 during the school year, 
and opted to take the sequence of courses over the summer. 

"I'm taking COB 300 [in the] summer because the criteria to get 

admitted into COB 300 has changed," said 

sophomore lim Kelly. 

Beginning in fall 2008, students would be 

required to have a cumulative 2.8 GPA in the 10 

prerequisite business classes to be accepted into 

COB 300. Prior to this change, students had to 

maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA in all classes, 

including general education and elective courses. 

"With this [new] criteria I would not have 

been able to get into the program, but I do have 

above a 2.5 cumulative GPA, so I was lucky 

to just make the cut-offline," said Kelly. "It's 

a win-win situation because with COB 300 

finished in the summer, I will have a head start, 

beginning my management classes ne.xt fall." 

Another COB 300 option was to study abroad 

in Antwerp, Belgium for the semester. Many students jumped at the chance. 

"The fact that we have the opportunit)' to learn in a foreign country 

is unbelievable," said sophomore Nichole Addison. "If you had the option, 

would you rather be in Belgium or Zane Showker Hall?" 

Although studying in Harrisonburg provided an exceptional education, 
Addison felt that the advantages of stud)ang abroad were endless. 

"I have a chance to learn about European business, discover the vast 
cultures of the people, meet new people, have a better outlook on business 
in general and definitely help me in m)' future career," said Addison. 

As the business world became more integrated and spanned the 
international market, the university's COB 300 students were confident 
and prepared for life after graduation. 




set the 


The candles had been Ut, the forks and knives placed in the formal 
dinner setting and the student servers were properly dressed and pre- 
pared. With no detail overlooked, the scene had been set for a success- 
ful and exciting theme dinner. 

Seniors in the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) pro- 
gram were responsible for the planning and executing of a theme din- 
ner as their capstone project in HTM 471: Advanced Food Service and 
Production Management. One of the requirements of this course was 
to "plan, organize and budget for an entertaining evening composed of 
high quality food, exceptional service and entertainment," according to 
the course catalog. 

Teams of six typically worked together for each dinner, which was 
planned during one semester and held the next, according to senior 
Heather Gauta, who hosted "A Black and Pink Affair." Students designed 
Web sites for their dinners to inform both guests and staff of what to expect 
on the day of the event. The sites, conforming to their respective dinners' 
themes, included such information as directions and the dinner menu. 

"I was impressed by how weU organized it all was," said senior Rachel 
Brenegar. "The dinner I went to was themed 'Centennial Celebration.' Ta- 
bles were named after various buUdings on campus and the courses named 
after the university's presidents. Purple and gold 
everywhere really helped tie it aO together." 

Guests were greeted with hors d'oeuvres 
and theme appropriate decor, and every detail of 
the experience was carefully thought out. Usu- 
ally held in the Festival Ballroom or Highlands 
Room, between 100 to 200 guests attended each 
dinner, including families and friends of the stu- 
dents who were putting on the event. According 
to the HTM department's Web site, 96 percent of 
parents attend their child's dinner production. 

Underclassmen HTM majors enrolled in 
HTM 271: Intro to Foodservice Management 
signed up to work at the events. They arrived 
at 8 a.m. and worked all day and night cooking, 
decorating and cleaning. But that didn't mean 
the seniors had the night off. They took on vari- 
ous management roles to ensure things went smoothly in the back of the 
house, reception area and dining room. This hands-on experience in plan- 
ning a large event from start to finish proved beneficial to HTM students. 

"It was extremely practical — it will be very much like what I'll be 
dealing with after I graduate," said Gauta. "I learned a lot about the cost 
of things and how to budget everything" 

Careful financial management was critical, considering that each din- 
ner had a budget of several thousand dollars. Every team also calculated a 
profit/loss report to accompany their electronic portfolio on their Web sites. 

by Stephanie Hardman 

Preparing the table for 
soon-lo-he .irriving guests, 
senior Katherine Parker 
pours v\at('r .il I'.u h plat e 
setting. The "Arabian 
Nights" theme dinner menu 
featured Middle Eastern 
fare, including pita chips 
,vk\ baba ghanoush. Photo 
by Sammy Elchenko 

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Megan S. Carlman, Finance; Reading, Mass. 
Eric M. Carlson, Management; Clifton, Va. 
William P. Clatterbuck, Accounting; Richmond, Va. 
Susan H. Cook, Marketing; Manakin-Sabot, Va. 

Tamra L. Cornwell, Management; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Lindsey C. Cramer, Management; Stanhope, N.J. 
Benjamin ). Creinin, Marketing; Alexandria, Va. 
Christine M. Dale, Management; Newport News, Va. 

Kristin E. Danenberger, Finance; Reston, Va. 

Tory I. Delong, CIS; Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Lisa M. Derry, Marketing; Oak FHill, Va. 

David A. Dolan, Quan. Finance; Woodcliff Lake, N., 

Amy E. Eblacker, Marketing; Downingtown, Pa. 
Chris R. Ellis, Management; Collegeville, Pa. 
Michael P. Engel, Accounting; East Lyme, Conn, 
lames M. Fernandes, Accounting; Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Cynthia |. Ferrufino, Economics; Alexandria, Va. 
Brittany N. Fetherolf, HTM; Franklin, Va. 
Rachele |. Fink, Management; Centreville, Va. 
Samantha R. Floyd, CIS; Staunton, Va. 

Hallie R. Founds, Accounting; Clinton, N.|. 
lames C. Fuller, Accounting; Lexington, Ky. 
Courtney F Cearhart, Marketing; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Brittani R. Goff, Management; Warrenton, Va. 




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Derek A. Cotf, Management; Marshall, Va. 

Tricialyn Guarascio, Accounting; Blauvelt, N.Y. 

Brian D. Gubin, Management; Centreville, Va. 

Michael C. Guthrie, CIS; Menclham, N.). 

Carly E. Hanson, Management; Spring House, Pa. 

Gina L. Harp, Accounting; Richmond, Va. 

Leslie C. Harrelson, Marketing; Columbus, Ga. 

Candace A. Hay, HTM; Johnstown, Pa. 

Samantha L. Head, HTM; Staunton, Va. 

Elizabeth], Hebert, Economics; Springfield, Va. 

Patrick L. Hertzler, Management; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Steven R. Huber, Management; Falls Church, Va. 

MaryV. Hutt, Int. Business; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Alex W. larvis, HTM; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Kathleen A. Jeffries, Accounting; Richmond, Va. 

Gwynne E. loseph. Management; Devon, Pa. 

Amit K. Kakar, Finance; Vienna, Va. 

Matthew P. Kattler, Finance; Landenberg, Pa. 

Daniel R. Keeler, Economics; Exton, Pa. 

WestleyT. Kern, Marketing; Charlottesville, Va. 

Katherine L. Kielar, Marketing; Westfield, N.J. 

Andrew D. Kleinfelter, Management; Lebanon, Pa. 

Jennifer L. Kost, Marketing; Fairfax Station, Va. 

Liam C. LaCasse, Marketing; East Rockaway, N.Y. 

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by Lianne Palmatier 

Interested in what the 

fralernit\' has to offer. 

potential new members 

mingle with Alpha Kappa Psi 

brothers. Business fraternities 

expanded both social and 

professional opportunities for 

members. Photo courtesy of 

Heather Cauta 

Mlx business suits, resumes, intenie-\vs and a lot of nerivorking and 
it was like being in the "real world." Add a pledge pin and it was a business 
traternit)'. Business fraternities emphasized professionalism and showed 
members that success in the business world was a strong possibility. 
From seesawing to battling bands, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma 
Pi, Phi Chi Theta and Pi Sigma Epsilon, the four coed business fraterni- 
ties, encouraged service in addition to camaraderie and sought to form 
to form a network of students with similar goals. 

Debating whether to rush ma\' have been an initially difficult decision, 
but after meeting brothers, it could prove less difficult. 

"I rushed Delta Sigma Pi because I wanted to be a part of some- 
thing that was not only fun but also worthwhile," said junior Laura 
Garrett. "The friendships that I've gained and the professional guid- 
ance I've received are irreplaceable. 1 would not be who I am today 
\vithout the help of the fraternit)'." 

The virtue of selflessness helped sohdifv' friendships. Delta Sigma Pi 
led events like the annual seesaw-a-thon in which students spent hours at 
a time on a wooden seesaw, regardless of cold and rain, to earn money for 
cancer research. 

Phi Chi Theta was a nationally-accredited coed business and econom- 
ics fraternity that promoted professional and 
social acti\ities. WTiile it had the fewest brothers, 
it too offered students a chance to meet like- 
minded individuals and prepare for the future. 
Pi Sigma Epsilon focused on those students 
interested in marketing, selling and sales man- 
agement. They combined the idea of brother- 
hood with a strong aptitude for service events. 
"My favorite activity in Pi Sigma Epsilon 
would have to be our Battle of the Bands we 
hold every spring," said sophomore Theresa 
Finley. "We ha\'e a blast with planning it and all 
of the money we raise goes to CAS A, a charit)' 
for Court Appointed Special Advocates." 

.-Vlong with four professional business 
fraternities, there were several other business- 
related organizations around campus. Delta 
Epsilon Chi allo\\'ed members to see into the business world without 
actually having to be a business major. Within this college division 
of DECA Inc., formerly the Distributive Education Clubs of America, 
members developed ties to the business community and prepared for 
real-life business scenarios. 

"The highlight of ever)' Deka Epsilon Chi year is the International Ca- 
reer De\'elopment Conference," said junior Keith Downing. "We compete 
in marketing-based competitive events with some of the best marketing 
students in the ^vorld. It is sort of a 'The Apprentice ty-pe of atmosphere." 
These organizations gave students the skills to be competent in 
the business world and network with successful professionals in their 
fields of interest. 

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by Erin Venier 







Not many classes boasted the opportunity of a start-up business upon 
completion. Management 472: Venture Creation, however, was unlike 
other classes offered by the College of Business (COB). With support from 
venture capitalists, such as John Rothenberger and Professor Carol Hamilton, 
the class offered a way for any student, not necessarily in COB, to put his or 
her aspirations of entrepreneurship into action. 

"The venture creation class was as close to the real world as you 
can get in college," said senior Lane Robbins. "Working in a team with 
students outside of my major was challenging, but an overall incredible 
learning experience." 

Incorporating students from any major in an upper-level business class 
struck Hamilton as a great opportunity for creating real-life scenarios in 
which students would create a business from scratch. The results of the 
class surpassed all of her expectations. The panel of judges who presided 
over the students' business plan presentations was impressed with the 
level of thought put into them. 

"The students were so good about digging into their topics that by 
the time they were ready to present, they just knew everything," said 
Hamilton. "None of the questions from the judges surprised them." 

The proposals were diverse, from biodiesel reactors to textbook sales, 
each reflecting the range of interests from one group of students to the 
next. Each group put its passion into play when 
developing plans, and the semester concluded 
with a formal presentation to discover the winning 
idea decided by a panel of judges made up of 
entrepreneurs and business professionals. 

As a testament to their hard work, over 
60 people came to view the presentations, 
including Dean of COB Robert Reid, filling 
up not only all of the available seating, but also 
standing in the back of the room. The fall 
winning team, Madison Solutions, received cash 
prizes for its business proposal dedication. 
Senior Adam Cerulli was honored with the 
title of MVP, along with a $250 prize from 
Rothenberger himself for "demonstrating the 
most growth in entrepreneurial perspective," 
according to Hamilton. 

"I've never seen anything like it; the way they work so well together," 
said Hamilton. 

Most importantly, however, the class taught business skills utilized 
outside the university that each student could apply to their respective 
career paths, whether or not that was in the area of management. 

"Students have to realize that at a job, they'll be working with all sorts 
of people, so this class was a great introduction to that environment," said 
Robbins. "Almost every one of us could have walked out of that classroom 
and started our own business, and that is an incredible achievement." 


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Absorheri in the lecture, 
students in MGMT 472 take 
the intormjtion to heart as 
voun^ entrepreneurs. In the 
course, "The t'ormul.Hion, 
financing and operation of 
new ventures by individual 
entrepreneurs and 
entrepreneurial teams Iwasl 
explored," according to the 
<( Hirsc catalog. Photo by 
Karen McChesney 

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Elizabeth M. Lacy, HTM; Woodbridge, Va. 
Tyler J. Levis, Finance; Pittstown, N.). 
Hyun E. Lim, Marketing; Springfield, Va. 
Ann E. Lowry, Management; Butler, Pa. 

Katie E. Lucas, Marketing; Gainsville, Va. 
Brian R. Lynch, CIS; Montrose, N.Y. 
Roy L. Mace, Marketing; Warrenton, Va. 
Amanda C. Maurer, Marketing; Yorktown, Va. 

Glynis A. McCabe, Economics; Rockville Centre, N.Y. 
Molly A. McCoubrie, CIS; Woodstown, N.J. 
Theodore J. McNab, Management; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Michael |. McNally, Accounting; Fulks Run, Va. 

Jonathan B. Meadows, Finance; Elkton, Va. 
Michael B. Meehan, Management; Sayville, N.Y. 
David A. Meiggs, Business Admin.; Chantilly, Va. 
Matthew). Melhado, Finance; Hammonton, N.J. 

leremy L. Miller, Finance; Berryville, Va. 
Karen E. Mimm, CIS; Woodbridge, Va. 
Gregory R. Munson, CIS; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Ryan M. Naff, Management; Blacksburg, Va. 

Rachel A. Neiman, Management; Sterling, Va. 
Michelle T. Nemeth, Int. Business; Mahopac, N.Y. 
Ryan C. O'Connell, Marketing; Oradell, N.|. 
Laura S. Osmundson, Accounting; Norfolk, Va. 






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Michelle A. Ranaslevvicz, Int. Business; Landenberg, Pa. 

Christine M. Pepin, Marketing; Great Falls, Va. 

Robert M. Pettit, Management; Montclair, Va. 

Brian j. Raffertv, Finance; Centreville, Va. 

Mollie B. Randa, Management; Springfield, Va. 

Brvan Regalado, Finance; Manassas, Va. 

Emily I. Richardson, Marketing; Great Falls, Va. 

Christopher J. Rielly, CIS; East Sandwich, Mass. 

Christopher G. Rineker, Accounting; Columbia, Md. 

Jennifer A. Rizzo, Management; VVoodbridge, Va. 

Sean M. Robbins, Management; Dumfries, Va. 

Christopher M. Robinson, Finance; Mechanics\ille, Va. 

Ion C. Runkle, Marketing; Waynesboro, Va. 

Joseph M. Ruppert III, Accounting; Oakton, Va. 

Michael J. Ryan, Finance; Springfield, Va. 

Kristen E. Sanders, Accounting; Staunton, Va. 

Aubrey L. Schluth, Management; Ellicott Cit\, Md. 

Jonathan D. Seastrom, Management; Stanles, Va. 

Nicole M. Shofner, Accounting; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Allison C. Shroeder, Management; Springfield, Va 

Patrick J. Sims, Finance; Boston, Va 

Noah L. Singer, Marketing; Stony Brook, N.^. 

Michele K. Sink, HTM; Chesterfield, Va. 

Aiana L. Slaughter, HTM; Virginia Beach, Va. 

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as usual 

:asey Smith 

Spread out across the 

lounge, students spend 

precious minutes before or 

after class doing work. The 

Showker study lounge was 

an alternative to dorm study 

lounges, the Airport Lounge 

and Carrier Library. Photo 

by laime Conner 

Zane Showker HaD was a second home to students in the College of 
Business, offering classrooms, computer labs and a new study lounge. 
The study lounge's convenient first-floor location and calm atmo- 
sphere allowed students to sit and study for hours without interruption. 
It provided students a place to go during breaks while not strapng too far 
from friends or other classes. It made it easy to get a jumpstart on some 
reading or some last-minute review time for an upcoming quiz or test. 
"The study lounge was so convenient for me because I had a class 
in the same room in Showker but two hours apart," said sophomore 
Alicia Puzin. "It made it so I never had to leave campus and fight for a 
parking spot an hour later and it really helped me when it came to pop 
quizzes and tests, it was nice being in a place where I knew I wouldn't 
be bothered knowing that I could stay there for as long as I needed 
during the day." 

For some, studying in the Showker lounge was an enjoyable alter- 
native to other campus locations. 

"The lighting in the Showker study lounge was great; it was always 
bright and easy to read in there," said senior Jin Lee. "It also helped me 
stay awake at times when I thought I needed 
sleep the most." 

Another perk of the study lounge was the 
many professors around at an\' time. With busi- 
ness classes being taught in the building and all 
the offices so nearby, it was easy for students to 
ask professors for assistance with a problem. 
"I could always find someone to help me 
when I needed it— it was very convenient," 
said sophomore Tiffany Burbic. "I spent a lot 
of time in that study lounge and it definitely 
paid oft' in the end." 

Easy access and quiet surroundings made 
the Showker study lounge a hot spot during the 
year for those who wanted to boost their grades 
or simply needed some time to themselves. With 
such a wide variety of classes offered in Showker, the study lounge catered 
to students in any major, gi\'ing them a place to relax, read and enjo)- them- 
selves secluded from all the hustle and busde around campus. 





by Erin Venier 

Not many students took school assignments to heart as much as 
junior Scott Davidson. When presented with the challenge of creating 
a functional Web site for his COB 300: Integrated Functional Systems 
class, he channeled his entrepreneurial skills to develop a small busi- 
ness. Craving Cookies, which catered specifically to the sweet needs of 
the university community. 

The company was a cookie delivery service, providing solutions 
for students' late-night hunger with six basic cookie t\-pes, three cookie 
combos and a "cookie of the week." 

Though it was difficult for Davidson to get his business off the 
ground, he was more pleased to give back to the community, one cookie 
at a time, than turn a profit, although the prospect could be a definite 
perk. Most of the advertising for Cra\ang Cookies came from simple fli- 
ers and word of mouth. Da\idson relied most hea\'ily on his Web site for 
sales, which offered online ordering as well as more information about 
their products, such as the sale of Red Bull and .Arizona Green Tea. 

The site offered another feature centered around the sale of gift or- 
ders that friends or parents could send to hungry students for a special 
holiday, birthda\; or e.xam week treat. The cookies could be ordered \s'ith 
balloons or other extras to make the recipient feel special. 

"I think that Craving Cookies is a won- 
derful idea that offers a unique service to the 
students in the area," said junior Erin Andrea. 
"\\'ho doesn't love fresh cookies delivered 
directly to your door, especially when you 
only want a few cookies and do not have the 
time to bake them yourself?" 

.\lthough Cra\ing Cookies had generated a 
buzz since its inception on Sept. 7, Davidson 
had a difficult time creating the business, which 
he modeled after Insomnia Cookies from the 
University' of Pennsylvania. 

"It has been an uphill run trying to fight 
for this," said Davidson. ".A lot of people that 
first saw me didn't have respect for what I 
was trying to do, but now they really want to 
come out and help me." 

Utilizing his connections with Sysco and Otis Spunkmeyer, Da\idson 
expanded on his \ision, and hoped to attain a storefront for Cra\ing Cook- 
ies by fall. He relied on two paid employees and friends to aid in delivery 
when some nights got bus)'. Da\idson worked on his business ever)- night, 
which could run quite late, since the business was open Sunday through 
Thursday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday 7 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. 

Davidson maintained that he would not be pulling such long 
hours if he did not enjoy it every night, and he was excited to bring a 
bond between parents and students with his gift ordering system. 

"I'm good at envisioning what I want," said Davidson. "I can take 
my idea and others' experience and turn it into my personal vision." 

Delicately, junior Kevin 
Cretella prepares a batch 
ol cookies for a delivery 
order. Craving Cookies 
otiered cookie combos, 
rotating weekly special 
cookies and colossal 
cookies, a mixture of 
three cookies of the 
customer's choosing. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

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"SmalT" — Wright - 

Rachel A. Small, Management: VVestwood, Mass. 
Megan A. Smith, Finance; Herndon, Va. 
Elizabeth D. Sommers, HTM; Chesapeake, Va. 
Kristin C. Sommers, HTM; Falls Church, Va. 

Karen M. Stang, HTM; Bozman, Md. 
Griffin R. Stanton, Finance; Hillsborough, N.J. 
Nicholas P. Stathis, Accounting; Williamsburg, Va. 
Amanda C. Stoucker, Management; Fairfax Station, Va. 

Kipp A. Stumpf, Finance; Apollo Beach, Fla. 
Paul A. Sweet, Management: Mclean, Va. 
Christina L.Tafaro, Marketing; Hillsborough, N., 
Burns A. Ta\ lor. Management; Bahamas 

Emily L. Turman, Finance; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Christopher L. Tutwiler, Finance; Bridgeuater, \'a. 
Lindsay R.Varle\, Marketing: Stamford, Conn. 
Nyiri K. Vartanian, Economics; Annandale, Va. 

Lace\ E.Viar, Accounting; Evington, Va. 
Bradle\ J. White, Marketing: Allentown, Pa. 
Jessica, A. Williams, Marketing: Franklin County, Va. 
Patrick T. Wright, Finance; South Hill, Va. 



196 education practicums 199 rote 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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College of oducaiion i~yC> 

teaching the 

by Meg Streker 

"Since JMU started out 100 years ago as a Normal School (the 
State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg], 
the College of Education (COE) is actually the only academic college 
that can trace its history back to the very first day of JMU's existence," 
said Dean of COE Phillip Wishon, "We have been preparing teachers 
for a hundred years." 

With its long history at the university, the college strove to main- 
tain the Normal School's original goals: to "impress upon the teacher 
the importance of the work she is about to undertake, the honor and 
nobility of the profession, the responsibilits' of the teacher as a mem- 
ber of society, and her duty to her pupils, patrons and fellow teachers," 
according to its Web site. Although the wording changed over the 
years, the ideas behind the words remained. 

The college's role was to prepare future and current educators 
for professional licensure through its departments: Early, Elementary 
and Reading Education; Exceptional Education; Learning, Technol- 
ogy and Leadership Education; Middle, Secondary and Mathematics 
Education; and Military Science. Students who were already licensed 
teachers had the opportunity to earn additional endorsements such as 
School Administration, English as a Second Language (ESL), Math or 
Reading Specialist, Gifted Education, Autism and Visual Impairment. 

The students also participated in programs Uke Adult/Human Resources 
Development, Military Science/Army ROTC and Teacher Education. 

Practicums helped students gain a better understanding of what it 
was like to see the classroom through a teacher's eyes. Senior Whitney 
Lemke had completed three practicums: one in a pre-kindergarten 
at-risk classroom, one in a kindergarten class and she was currently 
working in a second grade classroom. 

"Practicums are an excellent opportunity to test out one's teach- 
ing skills," said Lemke. "My practicums have helped me narrow 
down what kind of school I would like to teach in and allowed me to 
better understand the inner workings of a school. I have found that 
practicum experiences mimic best what I will encounter when I am 
teaching full time." 

COE students also devoted their time to community service. 
Students, staff and faculty contributed within the Shenandoah Valley by 
tutoring pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, volunteering at 
local service businesses and giving time to both regional and national 
rehef events, such as the Katrina Relief Mission. 

As the universitA' celebrated its centennial year, COE could reflect 
back on its own rich history. 

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Margaret Shaeffer, Associate Dean 
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Individualized Study 
Liberal Studies 

Most Popular Majors: 

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (819) 
Education (220) 
Individualized Study (88) 

Full-Time Undergraduates 

Male: 31 
Female: 793 
Total: 824 

Part-Time Undergraduates 

Male: 2S 
Female: 55 
Total: 83 





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It entailed a high level of passion, a bit of pressure and real-life 
practicums. Students in the education program dedicated their lives 
to molding the minds of young ones, although they sometimes had to 
settle their nerves at the thought of teaching the future of the world. 

Education practicums were designed to give students experience in the 
field and prepare them to touch lives. By participating in these practicums, 
students got out of the classroom and into the classroom simultaneously. 

"I'm actually in there working with children and doing what I hope 
to be doing for the rest of my life," said junior Laura Ginish. "Practicum 
is the most valuable e.xperience I have gotten from JMU. This is stuff that 
you just can't learn from the classroom." 

Although classes equipped students with knowledge of child develop- 
ment and classroom etiquette, practicums had an unpredictable quality 
that could not be taught. 

"You experience what a full day is like for a teacher," said junior 
Maggie Purdon, "including what happens just before students arrive, 
what you do when you get a few spare minutes and even when to find 
time to use the bathroom." 

Simple issues could present difficulties while occupying children 
with hours of instruction. Practicums allowed students to see how 
teachers already in the field adapted their edu- 
cation knowledge to create a positive learning 

"Each teacher definitely has his or her own 
teaching style," said junior Michele Ritner. "It's a 
great opportunity for me to see so many differ- 
ent ways to teach because I'm going to have to 
find my own teaching style one day" 

Within the practicum, students observed 
teachers' methods. But they were also required 
to develop a lesson plan and read books aloud 
followed by a class discussion. Remembering 
every child was important. 

"Some of the schools we get placed in are 
bombarded with student teachers and helpers, so 
for me, when they remember my name it makes 
me feel that 1 have made as much of an impres- 
sion on them as they have on me," said Ginish. 

The children hoped they had made strong enough impressions so 
their student teachers would remember their names as well. 

"On the first day, they were already quizzing me to see if I knew aU of 
their names," said Purdon. "I made mental notes of what they were wear- 
ing or distinguishing features when I first met them and when I could 
name everyone, they applauded." 

Having the children excited about an education major's presence in 
their class made all the effort worthwhile. Practicums gave students the 
chance to learn, eliminate some nerves and increase their overall passion. 

"The more I can get into classrooms before I'm a teacher, the better off 
I'll be when I am the teacher," said Ritner. "The day I go to my practicum is 
my favorite day of the week. Being in the schools has really confirmed that 
teaching is definitely what I want to do with my life." 

I p.irning the ropes, junior 
jaimie Lofurno nssisls a 
sftonfl gr.ider at Mountain 
View Elementary School 
on his writing assignment, 
Education majors were 
required to work at schooK 
in the surrounding area U< 
better their knowledge oi 
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by Sammy Elchenko 

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Amanda E. Barclay, IDLS; West Windsor, N.; 
julianne Benoit, IDLS; MIddletown, N.J. 
Erin E. Beverage, IDLS; Fairfax, Va. 
Tabitha A. Bost, IDLS; Strasburg, Va. 

Michelle C. Boyer, IDLS; New Providence, N.J. 
Tiffany M. Cary, IDLS; Powhatan, Va. 
Shannon M. Childress, IDLS; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Christina M. Chirovsky, IDLS; Bridgewater, N.J. 
Meredith E. Crook, IDLS; Yardley, Pa. 

Casey L. Culpepper, IDLS; Chesapeake, Va. 
Jessica M. DeLosa, IDLS; Sterling, Va. 
Peggy L. Dubina, IDLS; Millersville, Md. 
Sara E. East, IDLS; Dublin, Va. 
Cristina Fernandez, IDLS; Springfield, Va. 

Helah L. Fisher, IDLS; Fairfax, Va. 
Elizabeth C. Foster, IDLS; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Erica L. Frederick, IDLS; Reston, Va. 
Anastasia N. Gettas, IDLS; Midlothian, Va. 

Brittany M. Haas, IDLS; Chesterfield, Va. 
Audrey N. Hancock, IDLS; Suffolk, Va. 
Tara J. Heintz, IDLS; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Valene M. Heruth, IDLS; Springfield, Va. 

Kathryn E. Hickman, IDLS; Arlington, Va. 
Daniel S. Horton, ISS; Austin, Texas 
Marv Kenny, IDLS; Monroe, N.Y. 
Anna M. Korman, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 
Brittney S. Lovitt, IDLS; Stafford, Va. 




Caroline S. McKay, IDLS; Damascus, Md. 

Whitney ). Milanesi, IDLS; Wading River, N.Y. 

Erin |. Miller, IDLS; Woodbridge, Va. 

Elizabeth L. Nappi, IDLS; Vienna, Va. 

Elizabeth A. Newcomb, IDLS; Laurel, Md. 

Kelly |. O'Neill, ISS; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Scott). Pober, IDLS; Fanwood, N.J. 

Sarah P. Price, IDLS; Harrisonburg, Va. 


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Kaitlin R. Raines, IDLS; )effersonton, Va. 

Anna K. Rippy, ISS; Springfield, Va. 

Hailey L. Salamone, IDLS; Chesapeake, Va. 

Andrea L. Sherrill, IDLS; Woodbridge, Va. 

Evelyn J. Sin, IDLS; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Ashley M. Smith, IDLS; Chesapeake, Va. 

Karia A, Smith, IDLS; East Hampton, N.J. 

Katharine E. Spiker, IDLS; Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 

Kelley L. Sutton, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 

Shannon L. Thacher, IDLS; Kennett Square, Pa. 

Kelly M. Threat!, IDLS; Manassas, Va. 

Haley E. Turner, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 

Kristin N. White, IDLS; Stephens City, Va. 

Jennifer L. Whitescarver, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 
Jennifer M. Whittaker, IDLS; Chesapeake, Va. 
Kelly M. Zeltmann, IDLS; Virginia Beach, Va. 

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Covered in tnurl, .1 group 

of ROTC students works 

together to pull a van 

through the grass. Builrling 

"esprit He corps," or team 

morale, was a central theme 

in ROTC activities. Photo 

courtesy of Rodney Lusher 

Students living in Eagle Hall freshman year might have wondered 
why camouflaged men and women otten rappelled from the building's 
root. These ad\'enturous students were not just thrill -seekers, but members 
of the university's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). 

"We like to challenge the students both physically and mentally," said 
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer Lesley Kipling. "If they're afraid of 
heights, we'll make them rappel off of the root? 

The typical cadet spent four years training in addition to their classes, 
which the ROTC marked as the highest priorit)'. Each year the classes be- 
came more advanced than the year before. Freshmen began the program 
attending a tactics class and leadership lab, learning such things as Army 
values, how to march and proper \s'ear of the military uniform, according 
to Second Lieutenant David Ochs. 

In their junior years, cadets took charge of platoons and companies 
for the first time, leading as many as 100 people. This training prepared 
the cadets for the Leadership Development .Assessment Course in Ft. 
Lewis, Wash., the summer following their junior year. The assessment 
culminated in the cadets' senior year, in which they basically ran the program 
under cadre superxision. At the end of the year, cadets received their golden 
pins, distinguishing that they had completed the program. Then each gradu- 
ate accepted a commission as Second Lieutenant, an officer in the Army. 
Even though ROTC's four-year program attracted students interested 
in serving as officers, another route for students 
interested in learning more about the program, 
but not contracted with the ROTC, was the Basic 
Course Cadet (BCC) program, according to Ochs. 
In this program, the BCC completed one of 
the military courses for credit or simply tor 
personal growth. 

"The BCCs are a vital and much appreci- 
ated facet of the program as they offer a group 
of 'soldiers' through which cadets can practice 
their leadership skills," said Ochs. "More BCCs 
gives ROTC a larger class, and therefore an 
increased teaching opportunity." 

Another division of ROTC, the Ranger 
Group, consisted of a group of cadets who 
chose to endure a more intense lifestyle ot be- 
ing an Army cadet, according to Ochs. Not onh' did they conduct lon- 
ger and more frequent physical training sessions, but they also trained 
for the Ranger Challenge, an event where Ranger groups from different 
schools competed in such events as physical fitness, land navigation 
and rifle qualifications. The most recent Ranger Challenge in October 
pitted the university against eight other teams in the division, includ- 
ing the United States Naval Academy, in which the university's Ranger 
group took first place. 

"The ROTC program at JMU cultivates leadership potential in all 
participants to prepare them for key roles and crucial positions for ac- 
tive duty and reserve components," said ROTC cadet graduate Aaron 
Avery "It's the best ROTC program east of the Mississippi." 

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Years before the landmark Integrated Science and Technology/ 
Computer Science building stood tall above Interstate 81, Virginia's 
Commission on the University of the 21st Century released a report 
calling for recommendations of innovative reforms in the state's higher 
education institutions as the next century approached, according to 
the College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT) Web site. 

In 1989, a "College of Applied Science and Technology" was proposed 
and eventually became CISAT. The college was piloted in 1992 with 
only two programs: computer science and integrated science and 
technology. Over the following 16 years, health and human services, ////// 
communications sciences and disorders, health sciences, nursing, social 
work, geographic information sciences, psychology and kinesiology 
came on board. 

Every CISAT program shared similar goals and a "commitment to an 
interdisciplinary curriculum, emphasis on innovation, belief in the value 
of technology and professional preparation," according to its Web site. 

In addition to the 21 undergraduate programs and 24 graduate 
programs, CISAT focused on the necessity of practical experience for 
over 4,000 students. According to its Web site, "approximately 68 percent 
of all CISAT undergraduate majors participated in an internship, clinical 
experience, and/or directed research project." 

Sophomore Yanitsa Staleva, a computer science major, said, "I'm 
learning a lot of new [programming] languages and I definitely feel well- 
prepared for the work force." 

The college also received external funding totaling more than $9 
million annually, a testament to the university's national ranking as one 
of the top 35 colleges and universities in undergraduate research. 

"Grants are available for students for independent study and they 
encourage students to partner with a professor and do research they 
are interested in," said psychology major senior Emily Ebersole. 

CISAT faculty, administration, staff and students often went beyond 
traditional academics, securing numerous community partnerships. 
These included: the Applied Spatial Research Center, Center for Materi- 
als Sciences and Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. 

Some courses strayed even beyond Harrisonburg, focusing on 
international issues. Health 490: HIV/ AIDS Prevention in South Africa 
was a special study course allowing students to go abroad and learn 
about the epidemic's devastating effects. 

CISAT housed a broad range of programs and provided numerous op- 
portunities for its students integrating "natural sciences, social sciences, 
humanities and information technolog)' throughout the curriculum; 
and collaboration across departments," according to its Web site. 

As science, technology and healthcare continued advancing at a rapid 
pace, CISAT students were well-groomed to confront these developments 
with essential knowledge and skills. 

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Sharon Lovell, Associate Dean 

Rhonda Zingraff, Associate Dean 

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Communication Sciences & Disorders 

Computer Sciences 

Health Sciences 

Integrated Science & Technology 




Social Work 

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Most Popular Majors: 

Psychology (808) 
Kinesiology (783) 
Health Sciences (776) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 

Male: 1,291 
Female: 2,885 
Total: 4,176 

Part-Time Undergraduates 

Male: 57 
Female: 70 
Total: 127 

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Victoria T. Akins, ISAT; Virginia Beacii, Va 

Ashley N. Alexander, ISAT; Colonial Heights, Va 

Alessandra M. Alvarez, Psychology; Vienna, Va 

Amberson V, Health Sciences Admin.; Weston, Conn, 

Stephen K. Bailey, Health Sciences; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Katharine S. Bartko, Health Sciences; Manassas, Va. 

Keith C. Baulsir, Kinesiology; Rockville, Md. 

Amanda L. Beavin, Psychology; Berryville, Va. 

Erica C. Bennetch, Nursing; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Michelle N. Bice, Nursing; Lynchburg, Va. 

Kristi M. Blomstrann, Health Sciences; Manchester, Conn. 

Brandon |. Boer, Psvcholoov; Blaine, Minn. 

Valerie R. Booth, Nursing; Manassas, Va. 

AmberK M. Bowling, Health Sciences; Chesapeake, Va. 

Carolyn A. Bradshaw, Psychology: Southburs-, Conn. 

Gwendolyn A. Brovyn, Psychology; Culver City, Calif. 

lared S. Brown, Kinesiology; Ashland, Pa. 

Kimberly C. Brown, Health Sciences; Fairfax, Va. 

Zina E. Brown, Nursing; Sterling, Va. 

Autumn M. Bryan, Health Sciences; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Whitney M. Burke, Kinesiology; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Lauren M. Burlew, Nursing; Sterling, Va. 

Andrew C. Butterfield, Studio Art; Windhan, N.H. 

Ashley M. Campbell, CSD; Danv" " 

nville, Va. 

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by Becky Schneider 

Overseeing the Potty Mouth 

stoft, graduate assistant 

Annie Kliizanishvili assists 

in the editing process. At 

the beginning ot each class 

period, one member of the 

staff led a leambuilding 

activity to encourage staff 

cohesiveness. Photo by 

Natalie Wall 

Most people didn't expect to look up and see a brightly colored piece 
of cardstock hanging less than a foot away on the back of a bathroom 
stall door. But this user-friendly and informative newsletter, known as 
Potty Mouth, was a university staple. Potty Mouth emerged in 2001 as a 
two-credit health practicum class, HTH 389: Practicum in Health Educa- 
tion. Under the supervision of a university graduate student, the 10-stu- 
dent staff published the bi-monthly newsletter, which encompassed the 
six dimensions of health covered in the general education health course: 
physical, social, spiritual, emotional, environmental and occupational. 

"The topics are brainstormed in class by the Potty Mouth students 
themselves; therefore they are completely pertinent to the college population," 
said graduate assistant in the Office of Health Promotion and Potty Mouth 
Adviser Annie Khizanshvili. 

Instead of placing content in a textbook or The Breeze, a much more 
convenient alternative was in store: the bathroom stall. 

"There are many ways to disseminate educational information, all 
it takes is finding a medium that will reach the right population," said 
staff writer senior Emily Belyea. 

Every student had to use the bathroom at some point whQe spending 
days and nights on campus, so why not read Potty Mouth and learn 
something? Written in short blurbs of about 60 words, the easy-to-read 
newsletter covered \'arious health topics, promoted 
healthy lifestyles and informed students about 
other current issues. 

Although sitting down to read Potty Mouth 
may have cost readers an extra moment in the 
stall, the information was worth the time. Whether 
one was looking for a new study tip, updated 
sexual health information or a recipe to use 
ramen noodles. Potty Mouth had the answers. 
The staff worked hard to find issues that were 
relevant to college students and covered the 
different areas of wellness. Each student wrote 
one blurb for each issue of Potty Mouth and 
then the class edited the blurbs together for 
length and clarity. Every staff member had a 
specific job in addition to being a writer for 
the publication, and those who were in charge of the layout designed 
the newsletter every two weeks. 

With increased popularit)' came the demand to place Potty Mouth 
in bathrooms all over campus. 

"Everyone on the staff has designated buildings, and [the staff 
members] ha\-e to post one in every bathroom stall," said Belyea. 

Putting health first, Potty Mouth delivered a creative, entertaining 
source of information, right at students' fingertips. Finding just the right 
medium to serve on-the-go students. Potty Mouth was a hit all-around. 
Due to just another student-friendly innovation at the university, 
students were able to make their bathroom trips more enjoyable and 
educational, whether it was an early Monday morning in the dorm or 
a late night in the library. 








right In 

:Y Eleni Menoutis 

"If you want to get up-close and personal with the underwater 
world, there is no better way than scuba," said senior Evan Dyson, a 
former scuba student. 

The university offered Kinesiology 156: Scuba and Skin Diving. 
Scuba classes were available for enrollment twice a year as a credit/ 
no credit course to any student interested. A Professional Associa- 
tion of Diving Instructors (PADI) open-water course was taught as 
part of the curriculum. 

PADI was the largest scuba diving certifying agency worldwide 
and was used at the university since 1993. Michael Goldberger, head 
of the kinesiology department, Julie Wallace-Carr from the University 
Recreation Center and PADI members Kathy and Paul Clancey made 
this course possible. 

"Scuba diving is a door to great adventure for those who allow it 
to be opened for them," said Kathy. "It is a great feeling to be able to 
open that door for students at JMU." 

Kathy and Paul were the main instructors of the PADI course, as 
well as university graduates and owners of Kathy s Scuba, a local full- 
service dive store. A third instructor and two dive masters also helped 
teach the class in Godwin Hall each semester. Dyson said that scuba "lets 
you learn valuable skills, and you get to do something totally different." 

The class consisted of academic topics and 
pool sessions held in the 13-foot deep Godwin 
pool. Students learned how to properly use the 
equipment and adjust to being underwater. 

"At first you're so uncoordinated, but then 
it becomes second nature," said Dyson. "Once 
you experience that strange sensation of inhal- 
ing for the first time underwater, you feel like a 
whole new person." 

Students also learned about several topics 
relating to scuba diving, such as physics, physi- 
ology, equipment and the emironment. 

"We have had students who go on to stud\- 
marine biology and underwater archeology," 
said Kathy. 

To become certified divers, students had 
to successfully complete the scuba course and 

perform four open-water dives within a year of course completion. 
An open-water dive required performing the skills learned in class on 
each dive in open water in a lake, quarry or ocean. Students were able 
to complete the dives through Kathy's Scuba or on vacation, where they 
were required to recei\'e proof of certification to allow them to rent 
equipment and charter boats. 

"Diving lets you e.xperience a part of the world where \ery few 
people get to go," said Kathy. "I have been diving all over the Caribbean, 
visited the wrecks off the coast of North Carolina, explored underwater 
caves in north Florida and enjoyed the reefs in Australia, Fiji Palau and 
other islands in the South Pacific." 

Paul said, "Scuba can change your life." 

Geared up for unde' 
instruction, juniofs Amanda 
Eberle ind Mike Fleming 
re'vt .It liif holtuni III the 
Godwin pool. Students 
learned core principles 
such as "the most important 
rule in scuba, which is: 
never hold your breath," 
said Kathv Clancey, scuba 
instructor. Photo courtesy of 
Kathy Clancey 

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William H. Camuso III, Kinesiology; Boxtord, Mass. 
Stuart VV. Cannaday, Biotechnology; Troutville, Va. 
Justin C. Cantrell, Physics; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Jessica M. Carrillo, CSD; Poolesville, Md. 

Kerri-)ean Carter, Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Jeffrey C. Clement, Psychology; Clifton, Va. 
Marilyn S. Coates, SCOM; Danville, Va. 

Shane |. Confer, ISAT; Marshall, Va. 

Laura A. Copley, Psychology; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Renee R. Cramer, Kinesiology; Hammonton, N.J. 
Robert VV. Crawford, Health Sciences; Richmond, Va. 
Charlotte A. Cribb, Health Sciences: Lurav, Va. 

Laura G. Damico, Kinesiology; Roanoke, Va. 

Kimberly M. Daniels, Health Sciences: Voorhees, N.J. 
lessica L. Davis, Health Sciences; Alexandria, Va. 
Whitnev L. Davis, Health Sciences; Glade Hill, Va. 

Ashley N. Davison, Psychology: Locust Grove, Va. 
Kathr\n M. Decicco, Kinesiology; Tounsend, Mass. 
Christopher!. Delzotti, Kinesiolog>'; Red Bank, N.J. 
Heather B. Denucce, Health Sciences; Southington, Conn. 

Brian L. Dillensnsder, Computer Science: Woodbridge, Va. 
.Ashles' A. Dockendorff, Psychologv; Sterling, Va. 
Mar\ \V. Dodson, Nursing; Roanoke, Va. 
Paul L. Dorn Jr, ISAT; Mechanicsville, Va. 




Paige C. Dorsey, Nursing; Falls Cliurch, Va. 

Carrie D. Drinkard, Psychology; Windsor, Va. 

Molly N. Dymond, Health Sciences; Blacksburg, Va. 

Emily C. Ebersole, Psychology; Reston, Va. 

RaniT. English, Kinesiology; Chester, Va. 

Katherine E. Eves, Psychology; Dumfries, Va. 

Kristin A. Fogel, Kinesiology; West Chester, Pa. 

Mary B. Fox, Psychology; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Jon M. Fulginiti, ISAT; Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Jackie A. Gateau, Kinesiology; Alexandria, Va. 

Christopher!. Gauldin, Kinesiology; Berryville, Va. 

Dena E. Gaunt, Health Sciences; Glen Gardner, N.J. 

Richard R. Gilliam, Kinesiology; Williamsburg, Va. 

Danielle P. Goodson, Social Work; Camp Hill, Pa. 

Margaret M. Grandon, Kinesiology; Falls Church, Va. 

Kasey C. Greene, Athletic Training; Moneta, Va. 

Christopher D. Griego, Health Sciences; Ramsey, N.J. 

Allison L. Guinta, Health Sciences Admin.; Middleton, Mass. 

Erika N. Gunerman, Kinesiology; New Miltord, Conn. 

Marsha L. Habetz, Nursing; Orange, Conn. 

Katie L. Haldeman, CSD; Lancaster, Pa. 

Andrea E. Hall, Health Sciences; Mathews, Va. 

Nicole K. Hardy, Psychology; Flemington, N.J. 

Lindsey M, Harriman, Geographic Science; Leiand, N.C. 

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by Lianne Palmatier 

Fulfilling the physical 

dimension of wellness, a 

UREC employee presents 

tips for healthy eating on 

campus. In one week. 

as many as 20 passport 

events could be offered by 

a variety of organizations. 

Photo by Natalie Wall 

As part of General Education Health 100: Personal Wellness, 
students were required to complete 30 hours of fitness and attend five 
wellness passport events. Comprised of several dimensions, students 
picked events that interested them and received attendance verifica- 
tion. Interest areas included the six wellness dimensions: environmen- 
tal, intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and occupational. 

These different categories created an opportunity to find out what 
the university had to offer. Many of the students taking GHTH 100 
were freshmen fulfilling general education requirements. Through this 
class, they experienced an abundance of health and wellness activities, 
services and programs available around campus. 

Wellness passport events were partnered with many of the uni- 
versity's offices, such as the Office of Career and Academic Planning 
(OCAP), the Center for Multicultural Student Services, the Honors 
program and the University Recreation Center (UREC) to bring 
students interesting programs. 

UREC provided creative activities focused on improving mental and 
physical health. Belay and Climb 101 was a fun way to learn how to use 
the UREC climbing wall. Other programs, like yoga in the arboretum or 
canoeing down the Shenandoah River, extended beyond UREC. 

Wellness was not just about having a healthy body or acquiring a 
healthy mind and spirit. The spiritual, intel- 
lectual, social and emotional dimensions were 
embraced when the Most Rev. Archbishop 
Emeritus Desmond Tutu spoke to the packed 
Convocation Center, an event sponsored by the 
Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonvio- 
lence, and when participants learned conversa- 
tional Spanish, French, Italian or German 
during International Week. 

To meet the more abstract dimensions like 
environmental and occupational, students oc- 
casionally had to step outside the events listed 
on the calendar. 

"I did an independent occupational study 
where I took personality tests to figure out 
what type of job I would be best for and then 
we researched the jobs in that field," said fresh- 
man Stephen Eure. "It actually helped a lot and allowed me to think about 
what I might like to do in the future." 

A need to figure out uncertain futures also led to high attendance 
at programs like "Get on Track: Finding a Satisfying Major & Career," 
sponsored by OCAP. But learning from the past and present exposed 
ways to achieve wellness. Students attended eye-opening events, such 
as the annual Asian Student Union's culture show and Rachel's Chal- 
lenge, where attendees learned to treat others with kindness through 
the father of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine 
High School tragedy. 

"You left the room wanting to change the world," said treshman 
Sarah Miller. "You could see the lump in everyone's throat around you 
trying to fight the tears." 



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In KIN 225: Skill Laboratory: Wilderness and Adventure Educa- 
tion, students not only learned the basics of outdoor activities but also 
Wfhat it meant to be a leader. 

The class provided students with the skills to learn wilderness and 
adventure activities in an extensive physical education program. 

"The students were involved in an activit)', an initiative or high ropes 
experiences and we processed the experience and attempted to make 
connections to everyday life," said Professor Jacqueline Williams. 

Students took part in activities involving group initiative and prob- 
lem solving. The course included canoeing, high ropes activities and 
rock climbing. One of its goals was to guide students through collabora- 
tive activities that would eventually develop characteristics necessary for 
a more positive and constructive society. 

"I feel the class was taught in a way that we, as students, got a chance 
to learn through our own experiences and understand how to work as a 
group in order to lead one," said senior AUi Knighton. 

The course enabled students to expand their knowledge of the natural 
world. They were led through the accurate procedures for both preparing 
and teaching an assortment of adventure activities. 

"Everything we did was turned around at us to relate it to a dif- 
ferent aspect of life," said Knighton. "A lot of 
times it was possible for our conversations to 
go in any direction, which enabled us to learn 
more about each other, our limits and our own 
challenges within and without the classroom." 

Employees from the Adventure Club at the 
Universit)' Recreation Center (UREC) instructed 
the students how to rock climb, teaching them 
different belaying methods. They were able to 
practice their skills at Camp Horizons, where 
they belayed their classmates through several 
high rope challenges, and the George Washing- 
ton National Forest, where they got a chance 
to climb a rock face. The students also went on 
weekend hikes to rock climbing areas as well as 
High Knob in Wise County, Va. 

"I believe [the class] opened these students' eyes to what can be included 
within a physical education curriculum, the importance of cooperation 
in all of our educational and sport acti\'ities and how much growth occurs 
when we chose to take risks with the support of a group," said Williams. 

The course's advocacy project prepared the students for their future 
of "battling" the system to keep physical education in schools and the 
possibility of implementing an adventure curriculum into their program. 

"This was most definitely an important class for us to take within 
the program because it was a perspective of physical education that was 
being seen more and more in the schools," said Knighton. 

Adjusting their harjiessfb, 
the students o( KIN 225 get 
ready tor a rock climb and 
ix'ljy exercise at UREC. The 
class ensured students were 
prepared for real climhing 
and helay activities hy first 
teaching them the basics. 
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Tara L. Harrison, Psychology; Closter, N.J. 
MolK E. Harshberger, Psychologv; Walkersville, Md. 
lessica L. Mines, Kinesiology; Culpeper, Va. 
Derek L. Hittie, Computer Science; Friedens, Pa. 

Tro\ \. Hollev, ISAT; Virginia Beach, Va. 
lessica L. Hollinger, Health Sciences; Camp Hill, Pa. 
lessica L. Hoppe, Health Sciences; Stafford, Va. 
Brittans j. Horak, Social Work; Hopewell, Va. 

Rebecca L. Houtz, Psychology; Hershey fti. 

.Meghan A. Hummer, Health Sciences Admin.; Locust Grove, Va. 

Maria llliano. Health Sciences; Hammonton, N.). 

Sarah B. Irb\, Psvchologv; Richmond, Va. 

Sarah N. Isom, Psvchologv; Chester, Va. 
Daniel S. lackson. Health Sciences; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Sarah E. Jackson, Social Work; Blacksburg, Va. 
Andrew P. Jasper, ISAT; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Erin C. lones. Health Sciences; Patrick Springs, Va. 
lessica A. Karger, Health Sciences; Chester, Va. 
Katherine L. Karpell, Psychology; Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 
Andrew D. King, ISAT; Woodbridge, Va. 

Megan E. Knicely, Health Sciences; Bridgewater, Va. 
.Allison C. Knighton, Kinesiology; Martinsville, Va. 
Kristen M. Kotak, Geographic Science; Massapequa, N.Y. 
Rachel E. Kudla, Nursing; Marshall, Va. 




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Brian S. LaShier, ISAT; Stafford, Va. 

Kendra M. Lacy, Health Sciences; Lorton, Va. 

Tessa J. Laidig, Health Sciences; Columbia, Md. 

Laura R. Lamie, Health Sciences; Glade Spring, Va. 

Brandon H. Lapetina, Kinesiology; Williamsburg, Va. 

EvanV. Lauderdale, Psychology; Richmond, Va. 

Meghan C. Lemieux, Kinesiology; Plaistow, N.H. 

Stacey A. Lewis, CSD; Martinsville, Va. 


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Lauren E. Lucyshyn, Psychology; Burke, Va. 

Joseph M. Lynch III, Athletic Training; Roanoke, Va. 

Lauren M. Madey, Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Sean M. Malone, Psychology; Fairfax Station, Va. 

Ashley A. Mantha, Kinesiology; Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Ronaldy F. Maramis, Biology; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 

)ohn A. Maresco, Psychology; Chesapeake, Va. 

Geetha R. Mathew, Health Sciences; Germantovvn, Md. 

Cassandra L. McCarty, Psychology; Chesapeake, Vd 

Kristin A. Miller, Psychology; Chesterfield, Va 

Amy D. Milot, Health Sciences; Yorktown, Va 

Jordan W. Mole, Kinesiology; Newton, Mass. 

Colleen E. Moran, Nursing; Herndon, Va. 

Megan T Morris, Health Sciences; Cape May, N.|. 

Michelle H. Murata, Psychology; Fairfax, Va. 

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Displaying the muscles in 

the leg, an anatomy student 

finds a creative and colorful 

way to study. As one of 

the historically challenging 

classes on campus, anatomv 

required extensive hours of 

outside studving. Photo by 

laime Conner 

Known as one of the most difficult classes offered to pre-physical 
therapy, pre-professional health, health science and nursing majors 
by many students, BIO 290: Human Anatomy, had many anxious 
students in a panic. 

"I spent about four hours a week [working] outside of class," said 
junior Kerri Guth. "This amount is a compilation of carrying note 
cards around with me [24 hours a day/seven days a week] with origins 
and insertions." 

Students studied constantly not just because the content was diffi- 
cult, but because the extensive amount of information presented required 
many hours of memorization. 

But what set this course apart from others was the laboratory 
portion, where students examined and studied cadavers. 

"Looking at the cadavers for the first time was kind of shocking, 

but also really exciting," said sophomore Caitlin Cunningham. "We got 

to touch them and pick up the organs such as the heart and brain." 

Guth said, "To me they weren't 'real people" in that some of their 

faces were completely removed, as well as the skin." 

In some labs, the students saw parts of the body ffiat made the cadavers 
seem more like the living people they once were. 
"The faces were hard to look at because 
you could see facial features," said sophomore 
Joanna Lang. "For example, you could see 
a nose but you can't see a heart because it is 
inside you, so when you looked at the tace, it 
makes it more personal." 

The initial encounter often shocked stu- 
dents, but after a while, the cadavers became a 
normal part of the lab experience. 

After using the same cadavers for multi- 
ple labs, the students learned to identitv good 

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and bad examples of what certain organs and 
body parts were supposed to look Uke. 

"We were constantly using the bodies and 
touching them to become familiar with all of 
the veins, arteries and organs," said Cunning- 
ham. "On one cadaver, the lungs were so much better to study because 
they were relatively healthy looking. The other cadaver was a huge 
smoker and had black lungs." 

Despite its difficulty, some students found a true appreciation for 
the class. 

"Anatomy was the best class I have taken at JMU," said Guth. "I got 
the most out of it with the cadavers and whatnot, practical information 
and amazing professors." 

Lang said, "Anatomy made me decide to switch from nursing to 
pre-physician's assistant because I was so intrigued by the body that I 
wanted to learn more about it by working in the tield and going to grad 
school than just working in patient care." 





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by Joanna Brenner 

Though not otfered at the doctoral level, the uni\'ersit)-'s pre-ph)^sical 
therapy program, offered to both health sciences and kinesiolog)- majors, 
not only taught students the basic skills needed to become a physical 
therapist, but also opened doors for further physical therapy education. 

"There's an entire class that focuses on grad school applications," 
said senior Tessa Laidig. Because the main training for physical thera- 
pists was offered at the graduate level, the university's pre-physical 
therapy program focused on making sure students knew what it took 
to be accepted into a graduate program. 

"The caliber of classes here is awesome," said senior Emily Wer- 
ner. "The standard they set at JMU prepares you really well." 

Laidig said aside from core classes to fulfill the major's requirements, 
the program also prepared her in ways basic science and math classes 
couldn't. Her favorite class was Health 441: Rehabilitative Biomechanics. 

"It basically told you what you need to know," said Laidig. "It put 
physics and biology into real life situations." 

The university's Pre-Physical Therapy Society met monthly and 
visited different physical therapy facilities. It also held an annual physi- 
cal therapy expo, where graduate schools throughout the region were 
invited to the universiU' to speak to students about admission require- 
ments and what programs entailed. 

"The Pre-PT society is really good," said 
sophomore Kathleen Murphy. "They do all your 
research for \ ou and they let you know every- 
thing you need to do to get into grad school." 

Because most physical therapy graduate 
programs required a certain number of volunteer 
hours, students in the university's pre-physical 
therapy program were recommended to begin 
acquiring hours as soon as possible. Some schools 
required up to 500 hours, according to Werner. 

"You need to know what it's like to work in 
the clinic," said Werner "I learned so much when 
I volunteered. You really get an intuitive feel of 
how \ou need to think to be a phx'sical therapist." 

Students volunteered at facilities through- 
out Harrisonburg, including Harrisonburg 

Health and Rehab Center, Sunn^side Retirement Center and the \'irginia 
Mennonite Retirement Communih'. 

At Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center, the patients were also 
residents, "so the goal of the therapist is to get the patient up and walk- 
ing and ready to go home," said junior Fegan Hewitt. Hewitt observed a 
therapist at the center, which she felt made her well prepared for physical 
therapy school. 

"I've gotten to see a lot of situations where the patients aren't 
cooperative— it's prepared me for the real-life aspects of being a physi- 
cal therapist," said Hewitt. "I never considered going into a geriatric 
setting, but after volunteering here, I've realized how much I enjoy 
being around [the elderly]. You make such a bigger difference working 
with older people." 

Helping .1 p.Uient stretch hri 
knee, junior Bryan Ausink 
applies what he learneH .it 
his internship shadowing 
a local physical therapist. 
While interning was not 
a university requirement, 
some viewed it as nece5sar\ 
in applying for graduate 
schools. Photo illustration b\ 
Karen McChesney 

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Holly D. Needham, Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
David A. O'Connor, ISAT; Annandale, Va. 
John M. O'Toole, Kinesiology; Hopkinton, Mass. 
Sarah A. 0\erdont, Psychology; lohnstoun, F^. 

loanna C. Paeno, SCOM; Bristow, Va. 

Ikjae Park, Computer Science; Alexandria, Va. 

Lindsay J. Parker, Health Sciences Admin.; Eldersburg, Md. 

Isabel H. Perry, Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Lindsev' M. Petersen, Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Crystal J. Phillips, Health Sciences; Culpeper, Va. 
Elizabeth Randall, Health Sciences; Orange, Conn. 
lames N. Reddish, Kinesiology; Mclean, Va. 
Morgan L. Reinig, Kinesiology; Rosvvell, Ca. 

Zachary D. Rezin, Computer Science; Middleton, Va. 
Meredith L. Robotti, CSD; Clinton, N.|. 
lennifer L. Rotz, Psschology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Adam C. Schiipp, Kinesiolog\; Manassas, Va. 

Brand! j. Sears, Kinesiologx'; Barbours\ ille, Va. 
Trac\ L. Seckler, Health Sciences; East Brunswick, N. 
Juliet N. Shalon, Psschology; Narberth, F^. 
Andrew D. Sickler, Kinesiology; Sayville, N.Y. 

StacN E. Sklar, Health Sciences; Bishopville, Md. 
William R. Slate Jr, Health Sciences; Emporia, Va. 
Hannah M. Smith, Nursing; Burke, Va. 
Angela P. Stagliano, Kinesiology; Broomall, Pa. 
Meredith H. Strickland, Nursing; Norfolk, Va. 




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Laura B. Suozzo, Psychology; Frenchtown, N.|. 

Anastasia J. Swartley, CSD; Harleysville, Pa. 

Lisa M. Talley, CSD; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Dawn M. Tiiompson, Health Sciences; Garden City, N.J. 

Vera L. Thurman, Social Work; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Anthony C. Tisdall, Health Sciences; Springfield, Va. 

Timothy S.Toney Jr, Health Sciences; Marietta, Ca. 

Kelsey H. Toscano, Psychology; Lavallette, N.J. 

Thienduven D. Iran, ISAT; Fairfax, Va. 

Courtney L.Trenary, Psychology; Salisbury, Md. 

Joseph B. Turner, ISAT; Beaverdam, Va. 

Ryan C. Tuttle, ISAT Falls Church, Va. 

Lisa J. Ulmer, Psychology; Midlothian, Va. 

Sarah A. Verne, Health Sciences; Bowling Green, Va. 

Danielle M. Vitali, Kinesiology; Somerdale, N.J. 

Brian H. Vu, ISAT; Annandale, Va. 

Brandi M. Wagar, Athletic Training; Haymarket, Va. 

Erica N. Waltrip, Kinesiology; Quinton, Va. 

Anthony C. Ward, ISAT; Hot Springs, Va. 

Hana A. Weaver, Kinesiology; Yorktown, Va. 

Emily L. Werner, Kinesiology; Ashburn, Va. 

Sarah B. Weston, Psychology; Fairfax, Va. 

Rvan T. Wilkins, Computer Science; Chesapeake, Va. 

Japera C. Wilson, CSD; Alexandria, Va. 

Benjamin R. Wolford, Health Sciences; Supply, Va. 

Meghan M. Wyka, Kinesiology; Shelton, Conn. 

Jennifer A. Young, Health Sciences; Fairfax, Va. 

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Writing code, students 

in J computer science 

lab learn the basics. The 

Department of Computer 

Science allowed students 

to become familiar with 

various operating systems 

and computing languages. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

In a world where technolog}' was constantly changing, it was often 
difficult to keep up. The Department of Computer Science recognized this 
challenge and offered a solution in its courses. Whether they chose to study 
computer graphics, intelligent s}-stems or the workings of the Internet, com- 
puter science students immersed themselves in this ever- changing world. 
Computer Science organizations played a big role in the College of 
Integrated Science and Technology, boasting three distinct clubs for un- 
dergraduates. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosted 
a variety of different events and activities that garnered the attention of 
computer science students. Every week ACM held a "tech talk" meeting, 
according to ACM president and senior Brian Dillensnyder. In these 
talks, the organization discussed ever)lhing from modif)-ing an XBOX 
to building a PC to computer forensics. In addition, ACM hosted \'ideo 
game nights, resume workshops and internship panels. 

"This organization helped me with hands-on learning early in my 
CS career," said Dillensnyder. "I attended a coding tech talk when 1 was a 
freshman that helped me learn a new programming language that I use 
during my current internship." 

In addition to ACM, the Department of Computer Science featured 
the Cyber Defense Club (CDC), an organiza- 
tion where students interested in the opera- 
tional aspects of managing and protecting 
network infrastructure could come together 
and share their passion. In 2007, CDC repre- 
sented the university at the National Collegiate 
Defense Competition, placing third and receiv- 
ing awards for the Highest Ser\'ice Availabilit}' 
and Best Incident Reporting. CDC was set to 
participate in the competition again in March 
2008 in Lancaster, Penn., according to Profes- 
sor Mohamed Aboutabl. 

The students utilized the club to harden 
the defenses of the network against external 
attacks by implementing security's best practices 
and utilizing state-of-the-art open source tools 
to deter, detect and recover from attacks. In 
addition, they mastered the use of attack techniques for the purpose 
of penetrating the testing of a network, according to Aboutabl. 

"In doing so, students gain a valuable understanding of the beha\1or 
of these attack mechanisms for the purpose of defending their networks 
in the future," said Aboutabl. 

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The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) was first recognized 
as a division of the university in 1971, and was known for offering a 
first class research-oriented experience to its undergraduate students. 
Along with a dedicated faculty lineup, this quality was due in part 
to the many funding sources it acquired over the years, including the 
revered National Science Foundation. 

With six research facilities, the college prepared "students for 
responsible positions at all levels in research, industry, education, medi- 
cine and government," according to its Web site. These facilities included 
the Shenandoah Valley Regional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center, 
which was used by students in the organic chemistry lab. The center 
had three spectrometers, instruments for measuring the properties of 
light, for students— the Bruker DRX-400 FT-NMR, Bruker DRX-300 
FT-NMR and Bruker AMX-200 FT-NMR. Due to the excellence of the 
college's facilities and research programs, the Association of American 
Colleges and Universities recognized the university as a Greater Expec- 
tations Leadership Institution. 

As host of the Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Sta- 
tistics Conference in the fall, students in the college were able to show 
off their hard work. Two hundred and fifty people from 13 states and 
Washington, D.C., traveled to participate and 28 students gave speeches 
on their undergraduate research. There was also a math competition 
workshop for participating high school students. 

As the college grew in size and reputation, its collections continued 
to do the same. 

The meteorite collection curated until 2005 by physics professor 
William Alexander had tripled in size since its inception. Moved to the second 
tloor of the Physics and Chemistry Building, it featured a meteorite 
from Mars and fragments of a meteorite from the moon. The specimens 
were from the Diablo Canyon, Ariz., the Sahara Desert and the Central 
European Strewn Field. The display was open to the public year-round 
during university business hours, according to the college's Web site. 

The James Madison University Mineral Museum featured 550 crystals 
and gemstones from locations as distant as Afghanistan and India and as 
close as Staunton, Va. The collection was started in 1976 by professor Lance 
Kearns, and a new display was built for the minerals in Memorial Hall 
under the direction of Dean of CSM David Brakke. 

In addition to outstanding facilities and a notable faculty, the 
college also offered small classes to "create the best possible learning en- 
vironment," according to its Web site. With these amenities, the college 
sought to provide student-centered learning, whether it was in biology, 
chemistry, geology and environmental science, materials science, math- 
ematics and statistics, or physics. 

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David Brakke, Dean 

Judith Dilts, Associate Dean 

J. Robert Hanson, Assistant Dean 

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Most Popular Majors: 


Biology (798) 

Chemistry (175) 

Mathematics (157) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: | 

Male: 505 

Female: 735 

Total: 1,240 

Part-Time Undergraduates \ 

Male: 29 

Female: 20 

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by Brianne Beers 

The university's very own mineral museum was located in Memorial 
Hall and displayed over 550 crystals and gemstones from all over the 
world. Mineral Curator and Professor of Geology Lance Kearns had 
been building the mineral collection at the universit)' since 1976. 

When the department moved from MUler Hall in 2006, the minerals 
were put into storage. 

"This represented over a half million dollars in specimen material 
that was no longer available for viewing enjoyment or scientific study," 
said Kearns. 

To facilitate the situation, Dean of the College of Science and 
Mathematics David Brakke initiated the development of a new and 
more secure museum, which was approved by Provost and Senior Vice 
President for Academic Affairs Douglas Brown. 

The new museum was constructed over the summer in a room 
previously used for storage. 

"The room was selected based on security and availability," said 
Kearns. "There are no windows and only one access door. There is a very 
sophisticated, state-of-the-art, multilevel security system that protects 
the room and the specimens." 

The October grand opening was a success. Over 100 people attended, 
including the State Geologist of Virginia, mineral curators from the 
Smithsonian Institution and the Mineral Museum 
at the University of Delaware, and the curator 
of the Madison Art Collection. 

The museum contained locality collections 
with minerals from Virginia and Elmwood, 
Tenn., and a fluorescent mineral display from 
Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines, in Sussex 
County, N.l. There were even minerals from 
places as far away as Afghanistan. The rest of 
the minerals were arranged descriptively by 
their chemistry and atomic structure. 

"1 tried to populate the museum with 
specimen examples of the earth's more common 
rock-forming minerals, as opposed to extremely 
rare and esoteric mineral species," said Kearns. 

The room, slightly over 600 square feet 
in size, hosted 16 display cases and a special ultraviolet display room. 

"Generous gifts from individuals and mineralogical societies around 
the region allowed us to complete the purchase of the mineral display 
cases," said Kearns. 

The museum welcomed many visitors. Science classes used it 
extensively. School groups from both public and private schools, with 
students ranging from kindergarten through high school, came in, as 
well as students from surrounding colleges and universities. 

"Mineralogical societies around the region generally made the 
JMU Museum one of their winter Saturday field trips," said Kearns. 
"Educational outreach is the big thing. Most people just do not know 
that the earth produces such beautit'ul things. " 

Awed, a visiting student 
views the crystals on display 
at the mineral museum. The 
mineral collection greatly 
expanded upon sizable 
gifts from Richard Mitchell, 
mineralogy professor from 
the University of Virginia, 
and his father, Clarence 
Mitchell, in I98<) and 199S 
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Alex M. Amurrio, Biology; Arlington, Va. 
Deborah L. Archer, Biology; Midlothian, Va. 
Carmen J, Asbun, Biology; Burke, Va. 
Justin A. Autry, Biology; Glen Allen, Va. 

Rachael E. Clark, Chemistry; Lincoln University, Pa. 
She Rae L. Clegg, Biology; Yorktown, Va. 
Julianne N. Coxe, Mathematics; Newark, Del. 
Katie |. Criswell, Biology: Prince George, Va. 

Victoria M. Ellison, Mathematics; North Beach, Md. 
Lauren E. Estep, Biology; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Elizabeth A. Eabian, Biology; Perry Hall, Md. 
Kristin L. Fertick, Biology; Ashburn, Va. 

Louise M. Eiori, Biology; Newark, Del. 
Holly A. Fitzgibbon, Geology; Winchester, Va. 
Michael K. Frempong, Mathematics; Alexandria, Va. 
Gabrielle M. Glaubke, Biology; Norfolk, Va. 


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Victor A. Gyamt'i, Biology; Ghana, 

Jack R. Hester )r. Biology; Hardyville, Va. 

Eric P Hoppmann, Physics; The Plains, Va. 

Callie A. Johnson, Mathematics; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Katherine M. Kross, Biology; Yorktown, Va. 
Joshua S. Levy, Statistics; Horsham, Pa. 
Chelsea B. Lincoln, Physics; Alpharetta, Ga. 
Robert A. Mesler III, Physics; Manassas, Va. 

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Amanda M. Paynter, Biology; South Hill, Va. 

Sean L. Porse, Geology; Lancaster, Pa. 

Kaitlyn M. Ruvel, Geology; Jericho, N.Y. 

Melanie C. Schaffer, Biology; Allison Park, Pa. 

Catherines. Schwartz, Mathematics; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Tiffany C. Short, Mathematics; Roanoke, Va. 

Katrina B. Smith, Biology; Vienna, Va. 

Elizabeth A. Steffy, Biology; Wyomissing, Pa. 



Patrick L.Turner, Chemistry; Martinsville, Va. 

Mary E. Wilkins, Physics; Montross, Va. 

Charell L. Wingfield, Mathematics; Sutherland, Va. 

Steve H. Winward Ir, Mathematics; Springfield, Va. 

Sara A. Yannello, Biology; Poquoson, Va. 

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Wide-eyed, an ornithology 

student gets up close and 

personal with a feathered 

friend. Ornithology students 

had to adapt to unusual class 

and exam hours in order to 

see birds during their most 

active times. Photo courtesy 

of Charles Ziegenfus 

Rarely did students stop to appreciate the diversity of bird species evi- 
dent on campus. But the students of Associate Professor Charles Ziegenfus' 
BIO 305: Ornithology class took the time to really understand these 
animals and learn more about them. Ornitholog)', the study of birds, was 
a course available for approximately 33 students who traveled to different 
spots throughout the Shenandoah Valley to study different species. 

Due to migration and life cycles, the course was only available in 
the spring. There were 85 to 115 bird species sighted in Harrisonburg 
during the spring every year, including woodpeckers, Canadian geese, 
ducks, swans, quail, wild turkeys, cardinals and chickadees. 

Every week during the semester, students traveled in Rockingham 
County and Augusta County to specific birdwatching sites to see vari- 
ous birds in their natural habitats. Sometimes the class traveled as far as 
West Virginia to see bald eagles, which were rare in cities and suburbs. 
The laboratory portion of the class lasted from 7 a.m. to 1 1 a.m., 
in order to see the birds when they were most active. Despite the early 
start of class, students were enthusiastic about studying birds and 
enjoyed the experience. 

"The class would all look at the birds in our personal binoculars, 
as well as take turns viewing them through 
the scope," said graduate Mary Beth Sor- 
rentino. "Exams were kind of nerve-racking 
because they were all-day events, but [Ziegen- 
fus] always made them an enjoyable ordeal 
that we looked forward to." 

The last part of the final exam was taken 
at Ziegenfus' home, where the students iden- 
tified birds from models and slides, and then 
enjoyed a large home-cooked meal at the end 
of the day for their hard work. 

In addition to the types of birds that lived in 
the Valley, students studied the different behaviors 
birds acquired for survival. For example, hawks 
and other carnivorous raptors circled an area of 
land high in the air, looking for the urine paths 
of mice and rodents using their ultraviolet vision. 
"I had the wonderful opportunity to catch sawhet owls with Zig!" 
said Sorrentino. "Instead of getting up early, we traveled to a mountain 
location at night. Over loudspeakers would blast recordings of owl mating 
calls, and the owls would tly into nets. The owls were really neat, not 
only due to their large size, but we could note their wing patterns by 
putting them under a black light, and we also took trachea swabs to 
test for bacteria. Much like the smaller birds, we would also weigh the 
owls, note their age and count feathers." 

The various activities students participated in during their semes- 
ter in ornithology taught them to raise awareness of bird habitat loss 
while giving them a new appreciation tor the animals. 







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by Brittany Lebling 

With four student art galleries and a new Performing Arts Center to 
be completed in 2010, the College of Visual and Performing Arts offered 
several ways for its students to show off their talents. 

Whether students sought a degree in art, art history, music, the- 
atre or dance, the college prepared them "to be articulate, effective and 
inspiring performers, educators, creators, scholars and professionals in 
the arts," according to its Web site. 

The School of Art and Art fiistory had evolved greatly since the 
university opened in 1908. In 1909, Mattie Speck was employed part- 
time as the first official instructor in the Manual Arts. The school offered 
degrees in studio art, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, 
art education and art history as its reputation as an outstanding place to 
study art continued to grow. 

The Music Building on the Quad opened in 1989. Its recording 
studio, music library and listening lab, practice rooms, rehearsal halls 
and laboratories made it a place for students to not only learn, but to 
practice and express themselves with music. 

Completion of the new Performing Arts Center would add "com- 
plete, world-class facilities" to the school's repertoire, according to its 
Web site. The School of Music had degree programs in performance, 
music education, music industry, composition and musical theatre. 

Students interested in stage arts turned to the School of Theatre 
and Dance, where they could choose a concentration in theatre, dance 
or musical theatre. Those who chose the theatre concentration learned 
what it took to put together a production, including acting the parts, 
constructing the costumes and sets and running the actual production 
itself The dance concentration helped students to develop their skills 
in performance, choreography and movement instruction. Musical 
theatre students were trained in musical theatre theory, practice and 
literature performance. 

Theatre professor Roger Hall loved the diversity of the school, and 
thought it was nice "to see different students prosper in different aspects 
of entertainment." 

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by Becky Schneider 

Contrary to the commonly held perception, the addition ot the 
Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck was not simply a solution to the parking 
problem on campus. Instead, the new parking garage, which opened at 
the beginning ot the fall semester, would be attached to the west side 
of the new Performing Arts Center (PAC), projected to open in 2010. 
The construction of the $82 million center was underway following 
the Oct. 26 groundbreaking ceremony. 

"Things become more real as they grow," said William Buck, di- 
rector of the School of Theatre and Dance. "People become e.xcited as 
dreams come closer to completion. Buildings only become important 
when people begin to visualize what might happen inside of them." 

The Schools of Music and Theatre and Dance began to envision 
the opportunities the PAC would deliver. Along with new recital and 
concert facilities, the School of Music would be able to move out of 
Anthony-Seeger and Wilson Halls into a home of their own. Wait- 
ing in lines for practice rooms would be an inconvenience of the past 
with the greater amount of space it would offer: 174,524 square feet total. 
Because of large amenities, such as studios with moveable and motor- 
ized seating, classes could be taught during the day and performances 
could be held at night. With state-of-the-art 
facilities, the College of Visual and Perform- 
ing Arts anticipated becoming competitive 
among universities in attracting top students. 

"It is hard to think of any great society or 
any great university that isn't reflected in its art," 
said Buck "The students of this great university 
deserve an arts center that they can feel proud of?' 

Perhaps one of the most extraordinary 
features of the PAC would be a 450-seat theater de- 
signed for music, dance and theatre productions. 

"[The university] finally wUl have the appro- 
priate concert facilities for bringing in nation- 
ally and internationally known artists," said 
Director of the School of Music JefFShowell. 
"I suspect, that within a short period of time, 
the arts center will be a catalyst for the growth 
of other arts organizations in the Valley." 

With audiences of theatrical and musical events exceeding 25,000 each 
year in Harrisonburg, students would be able to show oft their talents in 
interdisciplinary productions in a proper setting, where audiences would 
be able to enjoy the programs in a new and impressive facility. 

"I believe this is something that everyone will be proud of," said 
Buck. "It is a facility that will serve the students, faculty, and staff of 
JMU well into the next century." 

Proucliy, President Linwood 
H. Rose speaks 01 the 
Performing Arts Center 
firoiindbreaising. "The 
realization ot our dreams 
iiegins today as we stand 
together as partners," said 
Marilou lohnson, interim 
dean of the College of 
Visual and Performing Arts, 
at the ceremonx Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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Carly S. Baker, Studio Art; Harrisburg, Pa. 
Sarah F. Birgfeld, Theatre & Dance; Manassas, Va. 
Jessica L. Brown, Music; Winchester, Va. 
Anne E. Carmack, Studio Art; Abingdon, Va. 

Michael F. Carson, Music; Springfield, Pa. 
Anastasia Christofakis, Music; Syosset, N.Y. 
Elizabeth A. Coco, Theatre & Dance; Suffolk, Va. 
laime L. Conner, Art History; Vesuvius, Va. 

Marie). Contreras, Studio Art; Newton, Pa. 
Resa V. Curley, Music; Hampton, Va. 
Nancy |. Daly, Studio Art; Falls Church, Va. 
Christina M. Dean, Studio Art; Franklin, Mass. 

Kelly E. Dean, Studio Art; Waynesboro, Va. 
Rebecca A. Dixon, Music; Vancouver, Wash, 
lessica A. Files, Interior Design; Chicago Park, Calif. 
Kathrvn T. Finch, Art; Stafford, Va. 

Katherine E. Giles, Art History; Washington, Va. 
Jonathan D. Goren, Music; Baltimore, Md. 
Denise C. Kanter, Studio Art; Pearisburg, Va. 
Katherine E. Kerr, Interior Design; Woodbridge, Va. 

Stephen J. Klingseis, Music Industry; Oak Hill, Va. 
Allie N. Larson, Theatre & Dance; Seneca, S.C. 
Laura E. Layman, Music; Charlottesville, Va. 
Nicole M. Lendvay, Music; Shermans Dale, Pa. 

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Lindsay E. Long, Theatre & Dance; Warrenton, Va. 

Charlotte M. Martin, Music; Williamsburg, Va. 

Raleigh C. Maupin, Studio Art; Charlottesville, Va. 

Bethany J. Morel, Music; South Riding, Va. 

Elizabeth ). Morgan, Music Education; Alexandria, Va. 

Laura K. Murdoch-Kitt, Studio Art; Richmond, Va. 

Katherine M. Naeher, Studio Art; Vienna, Va. 

EricT. Nanz, Music Industry; Roanoke, Va. 

Jennifer A. Nolte, Music Education; Richmond, Va. 

Drew S. Richard, Studio Art; Bridgewater, Va. 

Megan E. Rotz, Music Education; West Chester, Pa. 

Anne M. Salembier, Art; Waynesboro, Va. 

Courtney A. Sheads, Music; Rixeyville, Va. 

Megan B. Sheeran, Interior Design; Hillsdale, N.j. 

Carolyn A. Stewart, Art History; Mclean, Va. 

Sarah K. Thomas, Studio Art; Burke, Va. 

Emily E. Thornton, Interior Design; Forest, Va. 

Anna L. Wagner, Studio Art; Annapolis, Md. 

Alison B. Whitehead, Interior Design; Midlothian, Va. 

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by Caitlin Harrison 

Quickly jotting down 

notes, GARTH 205 students 

listen to Vicki Fomj. In 

addition to being general 

education, GARTH 205 

was a requirement for all 

art history majors. Photo by 

Karen McChesney 

Undergraduate students were required to take 41 credit hours of 
general education courses to qualify for a bachelor's degree. In the fine 
arts cluster of classes, students had a choice of general art, music or theatre. 
Many students chose GARTH 205 or GARTH 206, both titled General 
Education Art History. GARTH 205 covered art from prehistoric times to 
the Renaissance, while GARTH 206 covered art from the Renaissance 
to modern times. 

"205 and 206 are very different in that the general concepts of what 
art is, how it could or should be made, who was making it and what role 
it played in day-to-day life are drastically altered," said Adjunct Instructor 
Vicki Fama, who taught both GARTH 205 and 206. 

Sophomore Alex Taylor chose GARTH 206. "I went into class hav- 
ing absolutely no background knowledge in art at all, but I think that 
GARTH helped to give me an appreciation for the art field," said Taylor. 
The general structure of the classes and the style were alike, although 
professors spent different amounts of time on certain topics. 

"Despite these differences, we all make sure that students under- 
stand the basic methodologies of analyzing and writing about art and 
that they walk away with a general understanding about the progression 
of art through time," said Fama. 

Some professors required students to write a 
paper on a piece of artwork and see the artwork 
in its current location. Students opted for nearby 
museums, like the National Gallery of Art in 
Washington, D.C., or the Virginia Museum of 
Fine Arts in Richmond, Va. 

Tests were difficult, since students were tested 
on not only the title of the artwork, but usually 
on the artist, date, time period and sometimes 
even the location. Some professors also tested 
students on vocabulary learned during class and 
required students to write a short essay or 
comparison of two pieces of art. 

While the classes were considered general 
education classes, they gave students not only a 
great deal of art history knowledge, but also an 
idea of what challenging college classes were like. 

"I don't think that I will use what I learned in GARTH specifically 
in any other of my classes but I use the study techniques I learned," said Taylor 
Fama said, "I think it is extremely important to have a sense of all 
arts, not just the visual, and to understand that people have multiple ways 
of interpreting the world and expressing both individual and cultural 
values. It's also important to appreciate and respect various global 
cultures while also recognizing certain artistic and cultural consistencies 
between such groups that highlight our humanity." 


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Douglas Arms 

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Alexander Baile\ 
Lauren Balentine 

Nathaniel Balos 

Amanda Banks 

Courtney Barnes 

Joseph Baroch 

Brent Beissel 

Seth Binsted 

Boaz Blake 

Marielle Bonaroti 

Landry Bosworth 

Alissa Bowman 

Darryl Bradshaw 

Joanna Brenner 

Laura Brown 

Jennifer Bryant 

Michelle Buddenhagen 

Katelin Burkholder 

Katie Byrd 

Kevin Cabaniss 

Hannah Caldwell 

Walter Canter 

Mark Caplinger 

Leslie Cavin 

Maria Cheshire 

Ross Chilcoat 

Veronica Choi 

Matthew Clark 

Jessie Clatterbuck 

William Clough 

Lindsey Cooper 

Nicholas Corbell 

Dana Corriere 

Bryan Couch 

David Craven 

Elizabeth Crew 

Paul Crisman 

Renee Crutchfield 

Leigh Culver 

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Courtney Doby 
Kristen Dotson 

Vanessa Durant 
Matthew Early 
Mar\' East 
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Latrice Ellerbe 
Ira Evangel ista 

Lauren Fearnow 
Laura Fenno 
Tim Finne\ 
Alyssa Fisher 
Christopher Flint 
loseph Fogel 

Allison Forrest 
Porshia Foster 
Teresa Garbee 
Eleanor Garretson 
Stephanie Garrett 
Kelly Catewood 

Julie Caven 
Rachel Geisler 
Cora Gnegy 
Da\ id Godtre\ 
Derrick Gonzalo 
Stacy Gravely 

Chelsea Gutshall 
Danielle Haas 
Timothy Hall 
Brittan\ Hamilton 
Caitlin Hardgrove 
Catherine Harmon 

Caitlin Harrison 
Holly Hartman 
Nathan Herchenrother 
Ralph Hill 
Benjamin Holley 
Bethany Holley 

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Katie Hoult' 
Holli Hughes 
Meghan Hyatt 
Natalie Irvin 
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Jennifer Lam 

Stephanie Larson 

Patrick Lautenschlagei 

Michael Lee 

Tel my r Lee 

Whitney Lemke 

Jessica Loftis 

Kathy Logan 

Erin Mathews 

Lauren Mattson 

Matthew May 

Shaneta McDougall 

Kalee Medrano 

Sarah Meyer 

Jacqueline Milam 

Stephanie Miller 

Tanya Mobed 

Kristina Mohler 

Peter Mooney 

Gene Morrello 

Katherine Morton 

John Napier 

Patricia Newett 

Glen North 

Michelle Nunnally 

Korey Ogden 

Kelley Oliver 

Erika Orantes Pedrero 

Angela Orndorft 

John Parks 

Naushad Parpia 

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Elizabeth Ptister 

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Elyse Ritter 
Amanda Scheffer 
Emily Senn 
loshua Shaheen 

Ashley Sipe 
Amanda Slade 
Ashle\' Smith 
Casey Smith 
Thomas Smith 
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Alyssa Suran 
Gregory Tamargo 
Katie Thisdell 
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Dillon Trelawny 
Virginia True 
lennifer Turner 
Nichole Underwood 
Larissa Via 

Lee Anne Ward 
Alexandra Warren 
Kristine Wasser 
Taylor Watkins 
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Lindsay Weida 
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Senior Vice President for 
I' niversitY Advancement 

Douglas Brown 

Provost and Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 

David Jeffrey 

College of Arts and Letters 

Mark Warner 

Senior Vice President for 

Student Affairs and University 

Planning and Analysis 

Charles W. King Jr. 

Senior Vice President for 
Administration and Finance 

Robert D. Reid 

College of Business 

Phillip Wishon 

College of Education 

Linda Cape Halpern 

University Studies 

Jerry Benson 


College of Integrated Sciciue 

and Technology 

David Brakke 


College oj Science and 


Marilou Johnson 


College of I isual and 

Performing Arts 

Ronald E. Carrier 

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by Brittany Lebling 

Lin wood H. Rose 



When the university was founded in 1908 as the State Normal and 
Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, its mission was to set 
an "excellent model" for other schools, according to the Centennial 
Celebration Web site. Although the university's name was changed just 
sLx years later, subsequent administrations never lost sight of that goal. 
"Our steadfast commitment to students and their intellectual and 
personal development sets us apart from many institutions," said President 
Linwood H. Rose. "At many universities, few would know the mission of 
the institution, but at JMU, 'preparing students to be educated and enlight- 
ened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives' is not a slogan, it is 
a way of life." Rose hoped that as the uni\'ersity evolved, "we do not forget 
our roots and our values." 

Rose's 2008 university innovations included the unveiling of a 
construction project — the new Performing Arts Center. The 174,524 
square-foot complex was to be completed in March 2010. In addition 
to this new commitment to the arts. Rose also pledged a "stronger 
commitment to STEM programs (science, technology, engineering 
and math) because these programs are vital to our 
prosperity as a Commonwealth and as a nation." 

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Douglas Brown worked with the Office of Academic 
Affairs to help continue to provide students with 
experiences not limited to the classic classroom setting. 
This was an effort to give students insight on what it took 
to create a career in the expanded global community. 
Charles W King Jr. was the senior vice president tor 
administration and finance and helped to strengthen the 
staff's connection with the university community. The 
administration office was committed to helping prepare 
students to "lead productive and meaningful lives" 
after graduation. Because of increased enrollment. 
King boosted the university's budget 9 percent in the 
2007-2008 academic year, to $363.1 million. 

Senior Vice President for University Advancement 
Joanne Carr worked to cultivate the university's global 
reach through fiindraising and philanthropy. By creating 
the Madison Century Campaign, the university strove 
to raise $50 million by the end of the centennial year. 
The money would go to scholarships, faculty support, 
program e.xpansion and building construction. 

The Office of Student Affairs and University Planning 
was dedicated to keeping the university student-cen- 
tered by acting as a liaison between officials and students and planning 
helpful programs and services for the student body. The main goal of 
2008 was to, "ensure that we preserve the personal touch and smaller 
college feel, while at the same time create environments that transform 
lives," said Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning 
Mark Warner 

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The African Student Organization 

was created so students could 

increase their knowledge of 

Africa. The organization's 

most well-known educational 

programs were, "Taste of Africa," 

"Celebration of Change" and 

"International Cultural Show." 

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Ahima, Eric Williamson, Anita Maina, Back row: Theresa Carter, Sheila Ngonghn Moh.iniud Mohamud, Brian Golosa, 
Nana Danquah-Duah 

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Alpha Chi Sigma 

Alpha Chi Sigma's Gamma 

Kappa Chapter was the 

university's only professional 

chemistry fraternity. Members 

helped each other grow as 

individuals as well as future 

chemists. They participated in 

professional, community service, 

alumni, district, fundraising and 

recruitment events. 

Front row: Anne Battaglia, Jessica Mirandi, Michelle Bender. Y.ignasri Eagala, Cynthia Ot Second row: Urita Lawler, 
Rohm Lucas, Kristina Hamill, Tracy Nichols, Stephanie Torci\ Back row: Puja Mody, jenniter Fombs. Brandon Avers, Kevin 
jellerson, Allyson [ones 

Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first 

Black Greek-letter organization 

established by women. The 

Lambda Chi Chapter received the 

university's Dolly Award in 2007 

and participated in programs such 

as Adopt-A-Highway, AKAdemic 

Study Hall and AKAflashbock. 

Front row: Gino Harp, CliiquiUi l^tfig, Tillany Graves Back row: i iizabetii Ogunwo 

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Stretched tn the limit, senior 

Kelly Bender cheers at a 

tnollj.ill game. The Club 

Cheerleading squad placed 

in national competitions foi 

the past three years. Photo 

courtesy of Kelly Bender 

Cautiously posed, llie 

squad executes a Swedish 

falls stunt at a Cheer Ltd. 

competition. Cheer Ltd. 

held annual regional and 

national competitions tor 

collegiate cheerleadin;.; 

squads. Photo courtesy of 

Kelly Bender 

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bv Caitlin Harrison 

For women who wanted to cheer at the university, 
there were many options. Some tried out for the 
coed varsity squad. Others wanted to be a part of 
All-Girl Club Cheerleading, which was dedicated 
to competition. The squad participated in cheerleading 
competitions against other colleges across the country. 

"I didn't know what to expect last year, but I knew 
it would be a lot harder than high school cheer and that the 
stunts would be more intense," said junior Vernisha Sellers. 

At many high schools, cheerleading squads were restricted 
from back tuck basket tosses, or any toss that involved a full 
rotation of the body. But college cheerleading had different 
rules, and there were hardly any restrictions. 

"The atmosphere was what I expected it to be, since 
I knew that the stunts would be harder than those from high 
school because of the three-high pyramids and different 
restrictions for the basket tosses," said sophomore Allie Sena. 

Like other club sports teams. Club Cheerleading did 
not have a coach. Four executive members ran the team: 
sophomore Brittany Bonta, president; sophomore Sarah 
Perkinson, vice president; senior Kelly Bender, secretary; 

and senior Felicia Jenkins, treasurer. Together, they made 
all the decisions and came up with each part of the routines, 
including dance, jumps, tumbling and stunts. The team 
practiced trom 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and 
Sunday in the Godwin gymnastics room. 

Each year, the women held a "preview night," where 
they performed entire routines in front of friends, as 
they would for a competition. The goal of preview night 
was to prepare the team for the national cheerleading 
competition held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It was especially 
important for the women who had never competed. 

Frequent practices and intense competitions led 
to many fast friendships. "My favorite part about the squad 
this year was detinitely the girls," said sophomore McKinzie 
Ward. "You just have to learn to trust each other so fast in a 
sport like cheerleading, and we have really bonded." 

Club Cheerleading also had many social events, 
including a winter formal and fundraising events at 
Cold Stone Creamery. The team had to raise money 
through fundraising and donations to be able to attend 
the competitions. 

Front row: Sarah Perkinson, Felicia lenkins, Brittany Bonta, Kelly Bender Second row: Siiari Carlos, Erica Frederick, Stepha- 
Hf Simms, Ashley Yates, Rosie Ortiz: Third row: Kathryn Cushman, Stephanie Tan, Kelley Koiar, Stephanie Passino, 
\llie Sena, Sarah Ratchiord: Back row: Briana Guertler, Katharine Bussells, Stephanie Fortune, Ivy Hensley, Katherine Cole, 

Nrystle lohnson, Vernisha Sellers, Kellie Schmidt, Jordan Guskind 

lialanced on one another's 
l>acks, members of Club 
I heerleading perform a 

ible lop stunt for a football 
-;ame crowd. While their 
!y icus was competition, 

he club also performed at 
-ome sporting events. Photo 
courtesy of Kelly Bender 

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.alpha sigma tai^flj^j^^^^jy^noted AIDS aware 

Made up of 120 women, the ladies of Al- 
pha Sigma Tau (AST) were no strangers 
to giving back. The women were in 72 
organizations throughout campus and 
were involved in community service as well. 

"We participate in intramurals, are active in the 
Harrisonburg community, do community service at the 
Boys and Girls Club, started a Send a Smile campaign 
and participate in highway cleanup," said President senior 
Whitney Welsh. "You name it and we have probably gotten 
around to doing it." 

Philanthropy programs they participated in included 
volunteering with Pine Mountain Settlement School, Habi- 
tat for Humanity, Adopt-A-Highway and Light the Night. 

But AST's philanthropic focus was AIDS awareness. "In 
October, we have our Band-Aid Benefit Concert at the 
Pub downtown that raises money for AIDS awareness," 
said Fundraising Chair senior Liz Carpenter. 

Over 300 people came out to support the benelit and 
enjoy live music. All in all, the women raised over $2,000 
for Broward House in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This AIDS 

organization provided assisted living for people diagnosed 
with HIV/AIDS, educated the surrounding community 
and donated thousands of dollars to help advance the 
search for a cure. AST also created an AIDS education 
program to further the campus' general knowledge about 
AIDS/HIV, and worked on developing a presentation to give 
to the university's other organizations about the disease. 

Because AST attempted to participate in all other 
sororities' and fraternities' philanthropies on campus, the 
members "implemented a new system to ensure that sisters 
are always present at other Greek life events by dividing the 
chapter into groups of A, S, and T," said Carpenter. The sys- 
tem was all about unifying the Greeks. This change was just 
one of the "many changes made within the organization for 
the better," said Welsh. 

The women took pride in knowing each person with- 
in the organization and had mutual respect for everyone. 

"AST is a fantastic organization that has changed my 
life for the better," Welsh said. "I know in my heart that 
these girls are going to continue to do incredible things 
within Alpha Sigma Tau. You just wait and see." 

FronI row: Brouke Brehm, h'li.?dbeth Cnrpenlcr, Lyribfy Leib, Whilney Welsh, Emily )essee, Mallory Shields, Hfth.iin Rile\; 
Second row: Brittany Lee, Claudia Torres, Nicki Teilch, Rachel Abram, Nicole Alfieri, Courtney Smith; Third row: Briana 
Wchbi-r, katie Brennen, Lindsay Fraspr, Kvlie Salvo, Lisa Talley, Sara Christie, Lisa Rosenbauni, Erica Masin, Rurch Ha/elgrove, 
Sarah Kyger, Kim Kavanaugh; Fourth row: Sara Hatchell, Meghan Gardiner, Alex Koiko, Lauren Littleton, Megan Kennedy, 
Kendall Meyer, Megan Shea, leii Ryiiiker, Kate McFadand, Kalherine Clark, Michelle DeMeo, Christine Brome; Back row: 
Samantha Donnelly, Bayley Lesperance, Nina Szeniis, Krista Rockhill, Vanessa Stevens, Ariel Brown, Kristen Westbrook, 

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Porlraying their Vegas- 
style altitudes, AST 
members compete in 
Greek Sing. AST won the 
"Best Riser" choreography 
award, also l<nown as 
"Best Hands." Photo by 
S^mmy Elchenko 

Excited to have one of their 
Rho This back. AST sisters 

splash senior Brittany 

Lee with water at the 
Bid Celebration. Bid Cel 
welcomed new members 
and reunited sisters with 
disatfilialed Rho Chis. Photo 
courtesy of Lisa Talley 

c4!plia Sigma cJaM2^^ 

The Nu Psi Chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Psi was founded at the 
university in 1991 and was the 
university's largest professional 

business fraternity. The 

organization hosted an annual 

golf tournament, a Cystic Fibrosis 

Foundation fundraiser. 

Front row: Lynda Carr, Corinii Hope, Kirsten bhasky, Mary Kosenlhal, Meghan Hollenliack, Marsha Nhenk, Amy tbiacker, 
Sara Williamson, Allison Broemel, Sarah Nelson, Nicole Furtado, Erin Lenihan: Second row: Katherine Kielar, Karen Minim, 
Ellen Callahan, Heather Gauta, Belinda Sarosi, Zari Hdmavva\ s, lacqui Giordano, Ali Maccarone, Kristen Dunn, Lauren 
Johnson, Elizabeth Bonasso, Kelly Salire, lessica Naquin; Back row: lames Mahoney, Andrew Kleinfelter, Chris Ellis, Elise 
Fecko, Katie Rippy. Amy Powell, Sarah Yeargan, Whitney Ryerson, David Dolan, Ryan Farrell, Bradley While 

^^^Ipha Phi Alpha F raternity, 


Alpha Phi Alpha was the 

first intercollegiate fraternity 

established by African-Americans. 

The university's Xi Delta Chapter 

was chartered in 1 979. The 
fraternity focused on good deeds, 

scholarship and love for all 

mankind. The men were also the 

2007 Homecoming step show 



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Front row: Ljuca Trumbo, lulia Pagones, Katie Stewart, Kelly O'Neill, Jennifer Fralin, Stacey Dvoryak, Kelly Shanley; Second 
row: Sharon l^orler. Nicole Patterson, Shawn Mughal, Lauren Matlson, Adrienne O'Rourke, Rachel Barone, Randi Rohinson, 
Tracy Campbell; Back row: Jeremy Jones, Joanna Paeno, Lane Robbins, Lauren Seabloni, Katie Blessing, John Nettles, Caro- 
line Cray, Mary Martin, Niccjle Brigagliano 

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The American Criminal Justice 

Association was created to 
enhance studies in the criminal 

justice field. Most of the 
organization's members were 

studying to receive a major 

or minor in the criminal justice 


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frin Murphy, Katlin Saville; Back row: Mary Alice Needham, Harry Alles, Matthew Raiton. Keith Speers 

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^ ^ ^^^^ 11 are welcome!" was the central 

K ^^ message of the Asian Student 

^^H^^^ Union's (ASU) mission statement. 

Mm ^^ASU got its start at the universit)' 

in 1971 and had since more than doubled its membership. 

The organization was most recognized for its promotion 

and support for Asian cultures, but multiculturalism was its 

key focus. 

"A general theme for this semester was uniting the separate 
Asian organizations on campus. . .in order to work together 
more cohesively to make a stronger impact on campus in 
educating the general student body on Asian culture," said 
senior Leanne Carpio. 

ASU hosted a widely publicized Asian Culture Week in 
November, which featured multiple events to make the Asian 
cultures on campus known across the student body. The week 
was "dedicated to educating and entertaining the JMU student 
body," said Carpio. 

"We had Ill-Literacy, a spoken word group that blew 
me away with their performance, Tak Toyoshima, a brilliant 
comic strip artist, and other great events all week," said 
junior Karen Sin. 

Those other events included tea tastings, instructional 
Feng Shui, Asian Cuisine Night at D-Hall and fundrais- 
ing for VOICE, the Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for 
Conscience Empowerment. This organization's mission was 
to protect refugees, counter human trafficking and build a 
civil society in Vietnam. The ninth annual culture show, 
titled "Reunited," topped off the week and consisted of 
various acts performed by the Chinese, Korean and Vietnam- 
ese Student Association. 

For the spring semester, the organization planned to 
host a basketball tournament with neighboring universities. 

In 1991 and 1993, the universit)' held a wideh' attended 
Asian-American Student Conference. ASU planned to attend 
a similar event this year, the East Coast Asian American 
Student Union, a leadership conference at Cornell Universit)'. 

A main goal of ASU's was "stepping away from gener- 
alization of our culture and moving to inform the student 
body about what we're really about," said Sin. 

"This year has brought many positive changes within 
ASU and we hope to continue achieving our goals throughout 
the following years here at JMU," said Carpio. 

Surrounded by orange, 

junior Emily liang rehearses 

her ribbon dance. Jiang 

choreographed Ihe 

traditional Chinese dance 

herself. P/iolo courtesy of 

Lined up, a group ot ASL 

member<. runs through thi 

motions of a synchronizec 

dance. Uniting the university'^ 

Asian organizations allowec! 

ASU to "make a stronger 

impact on campus ii! 

educating the general sluden' 

body on Asian culture 

according to senior l.eanni ■ 

Carpio Photo courtesy of 

Stephen Sanlayana 

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Front row: Bonnie Tang, Adrianne Maraya, Leanne Carpio, Kim lohnson, Nammy Nguyen Second row: Angeline Vo, 
Liiii I ,\guyt.-n, Nona Aragon, Victoria Truong, Monique Huynh, Karen Sin, Reachany Ea, lessie Salvador: Back row: Amanda Ciianey, 
Jonathan l?elmonte, Elizabeth Nguyen, Kevin Loflus, Mike Drew, Veronica Choi, Victoria Alcantara, Stephen Santayana 

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iing a legacy 

building a legacy 

/•"/ Rebecca Schneider 

the blue 

staff encapsulated 100 

400 page^ 

Playing a crucial role in portraying and docu- 
menting the university's history, Tlie Bliiestonc 
was often underappreciated by students and 
set upon a shelf to collect dust. 

"We were looking through old yearbooks not too long 
ago in Vie Bluestone room and I thought it was amazing 
how a book can become a time capsule," said staff writer 
senior Erin \ enier. 

Managing Editor senior Rachel Canfield said, "Fifty 
years from now, who knows what people will still have 
from college. I know many people don't keep their campus 
newspapers much longer than it takes to read it. A year- 
book is much more permanent, it's a piece of JMU history. 
Knowing that we're making something that's going to last 
100 years is amazing. We're always looking back on earlier 
yearbooks, as far back as 1911, and we know that we're 
carrying on The Bluestone legacy." 

As the universit)' basked in Centennial celebrations and 
events, Hk Bluestone staff worked intensely to create a book 
that encompassed the universit)^ and student body as a whole. 
The editorial board, composed of six women, led a staff of 30 
dedicated writers, photographers, designers and producers. 

"It's a really cool thing if you think about it, and we work 
really hard to make The Bluestone the best it can be," said ju- 
nior Joanna Brenner, copy editor. "It's such a magical process. 
It's like a giant magazine. Watching the whole thing come 
together — photography, design and copy — is a really awe- 
some and gratifying experience." Throughout the year, staff 

Reading an article, senior 
Meg Strefcer makes careful 

.•flit'. V. ith her blue pen. "i 

always wear comfortable 

clothes and sit with m^ 

feet propped up while I 

edit stories." said Slreker 

"It helps me to concentral( 

during seemingly endless 

deadline weekends." Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

writers and photographers completed assignments, which 
the designers and editorial board compiled into Legacy. 

Capturing the essence of the 2007-2008 academic year 
as weU as the past 100 years had its challenges. Over deadline 
weekends, the editorial board persevered through long hours 
and accepted sleep was not an option. 

As creative director, senior Katie Piwowarczyk was 
in charge of designing the entire "look" of the book, and 
spent many long hours in The Bluestone's basement office, 
noting that her roommates never saw her during deadline 
weekends. Rather, her time was spent finalizing scores 
of pages for an impending deadline with Editor in Chief 
senior Stephanie Hardman. 

"There are nights when Steph and I don't leave until 4 or 
5 in the morning, only to wake up a few hours later and do 
it all over again," said Piwowarczyk. "Its stressful, but it onh' 
lasts five days. Not so bad in the grand scheme of things." 

Luckily, the women in the office spiced things up a bit 
in order to get work done and relie\e some stress. "We spend 
a great deal of our deadlines laughing. We joke [and] thro\v 
dinner mints at each other," said Canfield. 

Piwowarczyk said, "Our first deadline, we ordered from 
Craving Cookies, the cookie delivery service. We lo\'ed the 
treat so much that we've made it a deadline tradition." 

As traditions carried over and new ones began in the 
centennial year, 77/t' Bluestone staff aimed to capture the true 
legacy the universiU' made over 100 years, and the 2007-2008 
yearbook served as an irreplaceable reminder. 




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rui leller. senior Brittany 
Lebling orrangefi words 
on d banner advenising 
yearbook class photos. As 
a member of the marketing 
committee, Lebling helped 
to publicize various 
yearbook events, including 
the annual pholo contest 
and distribution. Photo 
courtesy of Will Roney 

Comfortable, Creative 

Director senior Katie 

Piwowarczyk places photos 

ci >[3read. Piwowarczyk 
pulled together the copy, 
photography and design to 
' reate each spread. Photo 
hv Sammy Elchenko 

Front row: In.inn.i Brenner, Meg Sireker, Rachel Canfield, Sammy Elchenko, Katie Piwowarczyk, Stephanie Hardman, Bril- 
jny Lebling Second row: Rebecca Schneider, Sonya Euksuzian, Seth Binsted, Casey Smith, Jaime Conner, Kaylene Posey, 
\atalie Wall: Back row: Bethany Blevins, Michelle Melton, Sara Riddle, Erin Venier, Ashley Knox, Caitlin Harrison, Kalelin 
Burkholder, Leslie Cavin 

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ciation of Women in Communication 

AWC was a professional 

organization that championed the 

advancement of women across 

all communications disciplines 

by recognizing excellence 

and promoting leadership. The 

organization strove to prepare 

members for the working world 

and encouraged involvement on 


Front row. Allie Rogers, LIndsey Monroe, Riley Barrar, Leslie Gavin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Chelsea McGrath Back row: 
Katherine Wilson, Kim Le, Trjcia White, Kate Sautter, Megan Lake, Jessica Dorlds, Dayne Mauney, Tina Larson 

The Astronomy Club fostered 
interest in the search for our 
place in the universe. Students 
had a chance to use state-of-the- 
art, research-grade astronomical 
equipment to further their research 
and goals. 

Front row: Lintisa> Weitl.i, Kevin Ciijani^ Back row: Travl^ i.i 

, iluliljv Mt-'sler, Joshua KolIi 

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Best Buddies 

Best Buddies was established 

to provide opportunities for 

students to enhance both their 

ives and the lives of the mentally 

challenged through one-on-one 

relationships. Members were 

assigned "buddies" to build such 


Front row: Kara Sentipol, Tiffany DeVito, Jessica VVray, )ackie Dean, Marissa Robinson, Amber Roberts, Charlotte Sohr; Back 
row: iWL'gan McKee, Erin Stehle, Katherine Cole, Kyle Duffy. Lura Harrell, Regina Duffy, Lindsey Smith 

Beta Alpha Psi was an honors 

business fraternity open to 

accounting, finance and computer 

information systems majors with 

good moral character and a 
record of academic excellence. 
The organization encouraged 
and recognized scholastic and 
professional excellence while 
providing an opportunity for self- 

Front row: Knslen Shaughnessy, Kara Barnard, Molly Brown, iXicole Harris, Laura Osmundsun, Lacey Viar, Sue Hwang; Back 
row: Curtis Kavanaugh, Marc Baecht, Bryan Baker, Tom Martin, Daniel Jackson, Wesley Wiggins, Katie Comer, Sam Brown 

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picking up the pace 

Pic king up the pace ^ . 

g,lub cross country and track added to its members 

itle IX may have cut men's cross country from 
the university's roster of varsity sports, but many 
members from the eliminated team found a 
home in Club Cross Country and Track. 

The close-knit group of runners welcomed the influx 
of newcomers. "This allows us the opportunity to attract 
fast runners to our club and have input from faster runners 
of what workouts would help our club best prepare for 
races," said Treasurer junior Brittany Burke. 

But with faster runners came a few social obstacles. 

"Since there are different levels of runners, we don't 
always have the opportunity to chat it up with everyone on 
a run," said President senior Jessica Hoppe. "We are able 
to engage with everyone as we go bowling, out to student 
discount night at IHOP and have pre-race pasta parties." 
While bonding experiences were important for cultivating 
unit)', the group thrived on their different abilities when they 
competed in races. 

"There is no real pressure to get a certain time or place," 
said Burke, a three-year club member. "These races are about 
having fun and running to the best of your ability while 
enjoying the company of your friends." 

Even if members chose not to compete in races, they 
were still an integral part of the team, according to Hoppe. 

"After coming back from an away race, the team is always 
closer from the traveling and team camaraderie during the 
races," said Hoppe. 

The organization expanded greatly and began to make 

Charging the course, a Club 

Crofs Country and Track 

athlete tackles the terrain. 

The Club prepared tor races 

with a variety of local runs, 

ranging from 4.23 to 10 

miles. Photo courtesy of 

lessica Hoppe 

a name for itself at the university. 

As new inductees into the National Intercollegiate 
Running Club Association (NIRCA), the team members 
hoped to be able to soon host club regional meets. They 
hosted their first cross country invitational and continued 
the tradition of a Turkey Trot 5K in November. Cans of 
food were collected for the Blue Ridge area food banks, 
and the event allowed them "the pleasure of not only help- 
ing our club earn money from the race, but to also do a 
good thing for the community," said Burke. 

The club was also very involved with helping disabled 
adults in the Harrisonburg area by holding dances and 
volleyball nights for them. 

"We enjoy seeing the smiles on their faces as they dance 
and show us their volleyball skills," said Hoppe. "It's nice to 
be able to give back to the community." 

While the organization grew in the past few years, it 
was always looking for new, dedicated members to add to 
the family of runners and community service activists. 

Because they did not have coaches helping with organiz- 
ing, planning and executing race strategies, they relied on each 
other for support and they didn't back down from challenges. 

"We still compete with high levels of competition during 
NIRCA events as well as in varsity races," said Hoppe. 

Burke added, "I would recommend to someone that 
would like to join the club that it is important to just like 
to run and be committed." 

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Surrounded by mountain 
scenery, women cross 
country runners make it 
the top 01 the hill. Runne 
trained to maintain stam 
in different climates ^nd 
terrains. Photo courtesy i 
lessica Hoppe 

Front row: lessica DeLosh. Kini Daniels, Tessa DuBois, Laura Bryant, Leah Raskin, Anne Ralston, Laura Lascio; Second 
row: laitlvn Berkovvitz, Andrea Wolff, Matthew Harmon, Sarah Verne, Brittany Burke, Tina Dilegge, lessica Hoppe: 
Back row: Patrick Deal, Eric Schramm, Danielle Haas, Cash DeWitt, Ryan Cury, David Frazier, Michael Breslin 

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praise singers 


by Meg Streker 
contemporary gospel singers united in faith 

Contemporary Gospel Singers (CGS) was 
an organization created not just for gifted 
musicians, but also for those with strong 
faith and appreciation for life. 

"We are a gospel choir and a ministry and the way in 
which we minister is through song," said Corresponding 
Secretary sophomore Erica Ponder. CGS, the university's 
only minority gospel choir, had a religious focus and its 
members represented a wide range of faiths. 

"Gratefulness" was a theme among the singers this year, 
not only as a song they frequently performed but also as a way 
of living for members of CGS. The song's lyrics echoed 
the singers' passions: "I am grateful for the things that you 
have done/ 1 am grateful for the victories we've won/ 1 could 
go on and on and on about your works/ because I'm grateful, 
grateful, so grateful just to praise you Lord." 

CGS Director sophomore Demetrius Lancaster believed 
this song embodied the beliefs of the singers because of the 
way they lived their lives. "When we take the opportunity to 
show appreciation to our Creator for all that He has done for 
us, the stresses of being students become so insignificant and 
we're able to work with new motivation," said Lancaster. 

Members of the organization showed gratefiilness to their 
femilies while en route to a concert at Virginia Union University in 
Richmond, Va. Broken down on the side of Interstate 64 East, the 
singers were concerned about making it to their performance. 

"It was scary, but so many members were from the 

Gathered on Homecomint; 

weekend, CCS members siiij; 

along with .ilumni following 

trndition. "The focus for 

ICGSI this year is to show 

the love of lesus Christ on 

IMU's campus and in the 

surrounding communities," 

said sophomore Demptrn 

Lancaster. Pholo courtesy m 

Charell Wingfield 

Richmond area, and they called their parents, and family 
members, and we were still able to get to the event on time," 
said senior DaNae Colson. "This is memorable because to see 
how strangers came together to make sure we got to our 
destination safely (especially on a Sunday) touched my heart." 

According to CGS' constitution, its mission was "to 
promote and cultivate spiritual and mental growth by 
spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song at James 
Madison University and the surrounding communities." 

The group performed three to four times a month 
and some of their most notable performances included 
off-campus concerts at Sunnyside Retirement Home and an 
AIDS Benefit Concert. On campus, the group performed 
at its annual family weekend concert, the Homecoming 
concert, the Gospel Extravaganza and the Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Celebration. 

"At Homecoming we always do a few songs at the 
end with alumni members of CGS on the stage," said Vice 
President senior Michael Frempong. "It's always fun to see 
what songs they remember and meet more alumni members." 

Before every rehearsal, the group held small Bible studies 
called devotionals. Divine Unity Righteously Applying God 
(Du RaG) ministries' founder Troy Burnett would speak to the 
choir and set the atmosphere for the practice, 

"CGS is a way to take a break from the hectic college 
life we live and also a way to praise God and I can appreciate 
CGS for that," said Colson. 

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Passionately belting out 
songs of worship, CCS 
serenades Dukes tans at 
the Homecoming weekend 
concert. Before the singers 
took the stage, poets 
from the "FurioLis Flowers 
Poetry Center" opened the 
show. Photo courtesy of 
Charelt Wingfield 

Front row: l;rira Ponder, ChMM Rawlings, Alicia Carroll, Tiffany Johnson, Allyson Kennedy, Telmvr Lee, Ansa Edim, Ashley 
[laniels, Victoria Gaines, Porscha Penn, Claudia Boateng, Amanda Williams, Tiara McKeever; Second row: Ashton lones, 
Felicia Bracey, DaNae Colson, Brittany Hopkins, Anthony Bowman, Jillian Flowers, Angela Saunders, Margaret Beckom, 
kathy Logan, Brad lones, Cassandra Howell, Leah Young, Renee Jacob; Third row: Constance Fillison, Andrew lackson, 
Ron Clay, Rissan Major, lasetta Perkins, Charell Wingfield, Darria Whitley, Nicole Carter, Amber Martin, Joshua Brown, 
nemetrius Lancester, Jeremy Winston, Tana Wright, Liam Smith: Back row: Heavenly Hunter, Lenise Mazyck, Winston 
Inland, Michall Frempong, Shaun Winbush, Troy Burnett, Ashley Perry, Tabatha Sherman, Durrell Lewis, Loren McLaughlin, 
Cina Harp, Resa Curley 

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The Black and Latino Greek 

Caucus established standards to 

govern the other Black and Latino 

Greek-letter organizations on 

campus who were members of 

the National Panhellenic Council 

or the National Association of 

Latino Fraternal Organizations. 

The organization sponsored 

the Centennial Homecoming 

step show with the Center for 

Multicultural Student Services. 

Front row: Gina Harp, Ashley Clarke, Brandon Borne, Angel Brockenbrough, Nicolas laramillo, Anasa King; Second row: 
Ashley Daniels. Muso Chukwu, Victoria Gaines, Victor Cyamfi, Eric Parker, Candace Long, Chiquita King, Tiltany Graves, 
Ashton Jones; Back row: Michael Frempong, Elizabeth Ogunwo, Ashley Perry, Brandon Artis, Brandon Brown, lerrica 
Browder, Courtne>' Dixon, Meaghan Mixon 

The Black Student Alliance 

promoted the interaction and 

involvement of minority students 

within the university and the 

recruitment of future students. 

The organization established 

communication with the minority 

community to achieve goals and 

foster awareness among both 

minority students and the university 

community as a whole. 

Front row: charnfice Barnes, tltriSla c lark, Alexandra VVashington, Ciera Haskm- Back row: luslm (.drier, biaiKa ISevvlun, 
Anthony Ward, Mynik Taylor, Brandon Bundoc 

2,K^2, Organization,} 

The BluesTones was an all- 
female a cappella group focused 
on entertaining the university 
community and beyond. With 
1 4 members, the organization 
released its fourth album in the 

Front row: Meredith Rohotii, Amjncia Wright, Rachel Tombes, Liz Hareza, Alexia Ennis, Holli Matze. Back row: Mandy 
Dully, lulie Lukeinan, Laura Fender, Laura Barkley, Lindsay Casale, Marissa Mangual, Andee Eisensmith 



The Bocce Ball Club was 

dedicated to educating the 

university and local community 

about bocce. A newly established 

organization, the group was 

open and inviting to anyone with 

passion for the sport. 

Front row: |en Miller, Courtney Crenshaw, Lexi Ureen, Erin lasenak; Back row: Melissa PddI, Iravis Black, Jasuii HiU, cutofity DiVittorio 

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visible commitment 

hv Erin Venier 


delta delta delta exceeded fundraising expectations^ 

Adorned in shirts emblazoned with their 
Greek letters and equipped with bright 
smiles, the women of the Gamma Tau Chapter 
of Delta Delta Delta were as confident and 
well-poised as any university organization. But a love 
for others and dedication to those less fortunate truly 
connected them as sisters. 

The sisters of Tri Delta had the opportunity to bond 
with each other not only through their sorority, but also 
through the act of charity. The group raised nearly $2,000 
through Charity Denim, a nonprofit organization that 
offered women's designer jeans at discounted prices, accord- 
ing to Collegiate Chapter President senior Kate Heubach. 
Tri Delta also contributed in many other ways to the St. 
Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

"We understand that life is precious yet unpredictable, 
and we enjoy working together as a group to selflessly 
contribute to a cause that gives young children a chance 
to live," said senior Lyndsay Hooper. "The moment that 
I realized that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was 
more than just an organization that we support, was when 
we were making cards for the children, and we were told 
not to write 'get better soon,' because some of the children 
are terminally ill. It touched my heart when I realized this, 
and made me want to do all that I possibly could to make 
the time that these children do have special and exciting." 
The women participated in a letter-writing campaign 

Sheltered irom the rain, a 

Tri Delta sister talks on her 

cell phone as she avoids the 

bad weather in her shack at 

"Shack-A-Thon." The 44 new 

members used the events 

during Greek Week to get 

to know each other bettt-r 

according to Presider : 

senior Kate Heubach. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

that reached out to children receiving treatment at St. 
fude, as well as to friends and family to ask for donations for 
the cause. The women raised over $16,000 simply through 
the campaign. Titled "Sincerely, Yours," every member of 
the sorority wrote at least 25 letters. Those who wrote 50 
or more were entered in a raffle to win an iPod video. 

Tri Delta also worked in conjunction wth other sorori- 
ties and fraternities in the "Triple Play" Softball tournament, 
in which participants paid an entry fee to play. The proceeds 
from this event also went to St. Jude, according to senior 
Elizabeth Foster, Tri Delta's academic development chair. 

Last spring at Tri Delta's national convention, where all 
133 chapters from Canada and the United States met, the 
women pledged to raise a collective $10 million in 10 years 
for St. Jude. The execution of the gift would mark the largest 
contribution to the hospital from any Greek organization. 

Heubach's unwavering appreciation for the women of 
her sorority and their dedication was mirrored in the halls 
of St. Jude, where one room displayed a plaque to rec- 
ognize the university chapter's commitment to the charits". 
She attributed this success to the women who participated 
not only in the St. Jude charity, but to the sorority itself 

A banner year for their charity donations, Foster ex- 
pressed her amazement for the women she called her sisters. 

"We've had such a great year," she said. "We're really 
so proud of our chapter." 

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Dressed as genies, the 
Ijclies ot Tri Delta prepare 
lo perform in the annual 
Creek Sing competition. 
The women celebrated their 
1 1 -year presence at the 
iniversitv in 200?^, Photo by 
_Sammv' Elchenko 

Front row: Kate Heuhach: Second row: Amanda itornarlh, Sarah Johannes, Heather Guzei<, Stephanie Myers, Colleen 
lAPch, Allie Giiima, Laura La\nijn, Heather Denucce, Katie Bennett, Kirsten McClone, Kale Chesney, Michelle Panasiewicz, 
Emma Sutherland, Stephanie Marino, Carrie Riggin, Rachel Barker; Third row: Meg Cerloff, Moira Gallagher, Christina 
Smith, Caitlin Kiizma, Heather Cote. Lauren Maggitti, Becky Vaschak, Erica Calys, Emily lohnson. Eve Brecker, Lynsey Steele, 
Lihhy Hale: Fourth row: Kristin Launi, Anne Blessing, Kate Freshwater, Ashley Oakey, Stephanie Scamardella, Alison Ma- 
linchak, Lauren Hottman, Alyssa Whithy, Lauren Coble, Ashley Jensen, Mary Waugaman, Stacy Mackin: Back row: Cheici 
Marcantoni, Lindsey Halverson, Allie Hopkins, Lindsay Hooper, Ali Forbes, Caitlin Nicolson, Christina HIalky, Kelly Bonncz, 
Keryn Dohanich, Kellen Suber, Courtney Daczkowski, Lauren Harris 

Velta Delta Deltc 


"do good" 

Leaning un taLii uthef 

tor support, the sisters of 

Delta Gamma pertorm 

at Creek Sing. Sororities 

incorporated various styles 

of dance into their routines 

for the event. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

KeaLlung Uj ihc sks, hancis 

performers work hard to 

stay in sync with each other. 

"When 1 graduate I know that 

it will be hard to leave my 

chapter, but I look forward to 

joining an alumnae chapter 

and meeting more women 

who love Delta Gamma as 

much as I do," said senior 

Megan Marker. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

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"do gnod" 

by Mes Streker 


Sophomore Kelsey Schum, Delta Gamma vice 
president, became a part of the social soror- 
ity because of her mother. "Growing up, I 
did not really understand how something 
as simple as a 'club' could still be so serious to her 25 
years later," said Schum. It was not until Schum came to 
the university that she began to understand her mother's 
dedication to her sisterhood. 

"Coming to JMU, I felt a little lost in such a big campus, 
so I chose to go through with sorority recruitment (my mother 
was thrilled!). I made it through the intense week of events 
and finally ended up at the Delta Gamma house. As soon as I 
walked into the doors, I was greeted by a group of many differ- 
ent girls all held together by something indescribable... Now I 
understand my mother's love for her chapter." 

Delta Gamma was established at the Lewis School 
for Girls in Oxford, Mississippi in 1873. The three female 
founders planned to create a "club of mutual friendship" and 
chose the motto, "Do Good," which was translated into 
Greek letters to become the sorority's name. Delta Gamma. 

The women of Delta Gamma's university chapter, Epsilon 
Nu, strongly believed in this motto and chose to exemplify 
this in their philanthropy, "Service for Sight." Through this 
service, the women aided both the blind and visually impaired. 

The culmination of the philanthropy was "Anchor Splash," 
a weeklong event that invited both Greek and non-Greek 
organizations to participate in events such as a dodgeball 
tournament, penny wars on the Commons and field events. 
The women also collected eyeglasses throughout the year 
and groups alternated volunteering at Virginia Menno- 
nite Retirement Community and baked muffins, played 
Bingo and spent time with residents every other weekend. 

delta gamma served as role models in the community. 

"Our chapter makes every effort to portray Delta Gamma 
in the best light and show others what we are about," said 
senior Megan Marker, president. "Individually, we strive 
to be the best women we can be and recognize that we are 
who we are because of Delta Gamma." 

The women didn't just serve the community; they served 
each other as well. Each semester, they held a series of events 
called senior programming to honor their sisters who were 
graduating. They pro\'ided the graduates with small gifts and 
held a senior dinner and Alumnae Installation Ceremony 
at the end of the semester. 

"Senior programming is very important to our chapter 
because most of these women have dedicated themselves to 
Delta Gamma during their time in college and need to be 
recognized." said Schum. 

The events allowed women to spend valuable time with 
the soon-to-be graduates. 

"Each one of my sisters is beautiful on the inside and 
out and has so much to offer the world once graduating 
from JMU," said sophomore Jackie Kurecki. 

The women dedicated time to alumnae as well. Each 
year, they traveled to Washington, D.C. for a Founders' Day 
Brunch. "This is a time we can come together as fraternity 
women and celebrate what makes us DGs," said Schum. 

Although the women enjoyed spending time working 
with the community, they loved each other's company as well. 

"We aren't just people who share the same major, we 
are sisters." said Marker. "Delta Gamma is a lifelong dedi- 
cation; I know that I wUl be able to count on my sisters forever. 
The best part is that I don't just have the 60 members of 
my chapter to count on; I have hundreds of thousands of 
sisters all over the world." 

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Stephanie Duston, Katherine Huttnn, Trishena Farley, Dana Santye, Abigail Walling, Hilary Cook: Third row: Katie Coleson, 
Elizabeth Rudloff, Anastasia Gettas, Kendra Parson, Krislina Winn, Kate Voelkner, Rachael Youra, Courtney Doby, Brittany 
Stele, Kaitlynn lenkins, Caroline Darland, Emily Inge: Back row: Shannon Murrow, Kelly Carpenter, Kelsey Schum, Tory Federvvisch, 
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Front row: Cditlin Howard, Christine Iran, Brittany Vera, Alison Huffstetler, Stephanie Tigue, Maria Candollo; Back row: Tiffany 
Kim, Andrea Brown, Elise Freeman, Ali Nicholson, Anna Applegate, Sarah Wilson, Peter Mooney, Clare Badgley, Kristen Maccubbin 

dent Association 

The Chinese Student Association 
sought to enhance diversity and 

was dedicated to promoting 
awareness of Chinese culture and 
traditions. Started in fall 2006, the 

organization educated students 

on Chinese culture, language and 

current events. 

Front row: 'i-Vjn Pliam, Phuebe Liu, Karen Sin, Michael VVu, My-Ha Moon. Erica Villacrusi^ Back row: C.ilhleen Chun, 
Stephen Santayana, Steven Lin, Chris Dal, lason Chuang, Victoria Truong 

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Cinemuse Film Club 

With 40 members, Cinemuse 

educated the university and 

Harrisonburg community on 

the creative aspects of classic, 

independent and foreign films via 

exposure, discussion and analysis. 

The organization held an annual 

film festival in the spring and 
supported and produced student- 
made films. 

Front row: Clare Almand, Victoria Elliott, lessica Weaver, Noah Singer, Vince Battistone, Jeana Horton, Christine Smith: 
Second row: f onor O'Rourke, Anne Feild, Peter Smeallie, Will Martz, Shawn Bush, Carl Irons, Traise Rawlings, James 
. .. Back row: Corbin Crat't, Seth Blogier, Robert Cordon, Andrew Williams, Greg Tamargo, John Pierce, Derek Silvers, 
Garrett Johnson 

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Circle K was a collegiate service 

organization dedicated to the 

tenets of service, leadership and 

fellowship. Members participated 

in a variety of community service 

projects throughout the year, 

including Christmas caroling at 

Sunnyside Retirement Community, 

volunteering at the Harrisonburg 

Children's Museum and 

fundroising for charities. 

Front row: Emily Senn, Chaney Austin, Jaime Cunm-i Anoela Lewis, Erica bchnurbusch, Ekjlenna ivsen^hyk, Bonnie VVeath- 
erill, Kelley Kolar, Alexis Bergen, Mayra Yanez: Second row: Jone Brunelle, Lauren Hater, Jillian Russell, Allison Forrest, Kelly 
Pilkerton, Alyssa Suran, Mamie Siten, Kelly Gatewood, Jenniier Schwartz, Emilia Randier, Cheryl Marcs; Back row: Courtne\ 
Carter, Jacqui Peworchik, Emily Thornton, Chelsea Gutshall, Andrew Montoya, Parag Parikh, Patrick Wiggins, lenna Stapeli- 
eld, Alexandra Conroy, Monica McComse\', Jordan Burdon 

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Not many students at the universit)' included 
horseback riding in their weekly schedules. 
For the members of the Equestrian Club, 
however, riding wasn't just a hobby — it 
was a lifestyle. 

The club had over 70 members, but not all chose to 
ride on a weekly basis. Previous experience with horse- 
back riding was not necessary to join the club. Instead, the 
club encouraged students to learn about riding and share 
a love of horses. Members traveled about 20 miles north 
to Brilee Farm for practices, but each member decided 
how often he or she wanted to ride. 

"It is nice to be able to get off campus and get out of 
the JMU bubble once or twice a week," said senior Teresa 
Garbee. "The great thing about the club is you don't have 
to ride if you don't want to, but if you do, we offer different 
lesson packages depending on how often you \vant to ride." 

Garbee had been riding horses since she was six, and 
said the university' was a "perfect fit" when she searched for 
a school that offered a riding club. 

Members earned points for the club by going to meetings, 
attending social events, helping at concessions and participat- 
ing in communit)' service. Each member was required to earn 
a certain nimiber of points per semester. Members of the club 

Grasping the reins, junior 
Danielle Parkinson 

easQ)' earned points, according to Garbee, and many went to 
social events to become involved. The club went to a haunted for- 
est, had mixers with other sports teams, held fundraisers through 
Cold Stone Creamery and VTO Saddlery and volunteered at 
therapeutic riding centers. 

"Even ff you are in the club but choose not to ride, there 
are always tons of activities to participate in," said sopho- 
more Adriana Nannini. "It's a great way to meet new friends 
and take action in the community." 

Nannini joined the club as a freshman because she 
wanted to compete and meet other girls who loved horses. 
"I am an event rider at heart, and compete my own horse 
in three-day events, but also do hunter equitation as part 
of the team," she said. 

The team competed in shows connected with the Inter- 
collegiate Horse Show Association. There were usually four 
or five shows per semester, where the team rode against 
other colleges in the state. 

Senior Gw\'nn Dent placed second at Radford Universi- 
t)' in intermediate flat and first at HoUins Universit)' in no\'ice 
fences last semester. She joined the club her sophomore year 
to help meet new people. 

"Riding is just a bonus and can be made to take up as 
much or as little time as possible," said Dent. 

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a jump. The Equestrian 

Club began practicing at 

Brilee Farm, a full-service 

boarding facility, in the fall 

of 2006. Photo courtesy of 

Teresa Carbee 

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Front row: Sonni Vesosky, fctin tiiiuU, RaLliel Adams, Bryrt irwin, Asliiey Mdgness, k.icnci ^.AJuk, Colby buiin. sl.iir.t,oii 
Lunblord, Elaine Bussjaeger, Jillian Regan, Lauren Francisco, Kirby Callaway, Kelsev DeVesly, Allison Killam; Second row: 
Deanna Redding, Micheal Fuzy, Emily Koenen, Shenandoah Green, Emily Elliott, Mary Potter, Rosalie Chilton, Brit- 
tony Hawes, Paige Bahr, Emily Bisbee, )ohanna Pedersen, Laura Cable, Leah English, Jennifer Baumler; Third row: Elizabeth 
Martin, Vanessa Colley, Jacqueline Dolan, Gwynn Dent, Danielle Parkinson, Hillery Williams, Abby Vos. Ashle\ Farina, 
Marianne Burgin, Laura Hayden, Colleen Bressler, Adriana Nannini, Morgan Fink, Bridget Holroyd: Back row: Teresa 
Garbee, Claire Williams, Kalelyn Foltz, Devon Noellerl, Sophia Romanow, Allison SmyrI, Sarah Petri, Morgan Raitch, Mag- 
gie Foley, Brooke Pettit, Samantha Baer, Leslie Carlson, Amanda Simko 

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their own beat 

Joyfully singing to the crowd, 

sophomore Kyle Hutchison 

entertains fons. The group 

was selected to be on the 

2007 "Best of College A 

Cappella" CD. Photo by 

Sammv Elchenko 

Grooving to the music, 

sophomore William 

Rousseau belts out a song. 

E\il 245 was nominated 

for three Contemporary 

Acappella Recording awards. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Collaborating, the men 

of Exit 24.S sing at their 

winter concert. The grou|5 

performed in approximately 

70 shows a year up and 

down the East Coast. Photo 

by Sammy Elchenko 

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j^ exit 245 traveled to share its unique performance style. j 

With a distinct repertoire of hip songs 
and a huge fan base at the university 
and beyond, Exit 245 had the tools 
for a cappella success. Being a tight- 
knit group of friends gave the men that extra edge. 

"Exit 245 is a true brotherhood" said senior Jake 
Odmark. "I know of a lot of groups who come together 
to sing and when they finish they go their separate ways; 
it's not like that with us. We finish a gig and we'll all go 
hang out together. I think that, in turn, makes us a much 
tighter-sounding and better performing a cappella group." 
The "Exit boys" had a style all their own. "[We sang] 
energetic songs that both we enjoy singing and the audience 
enjoys," said sophomore Kyle Hutchison. "We tried to show 
how close we are and how much fun we had through our 
performances, and to anyone who has seen us, this was very 
evident. We also had a wide variety of music ranging from 
oldies, jazz, current pop, hip-hop, ballads and country." 

Songs Exit 245 performed during its season included 
"Lovestoned" by Justin Timberlake, "Back at Your Door" 
by Maroon 5 and other songs by Boyz II Men, Damien 
Rice, Snow Patrol, Jamie CuUum, Ben Folds, Frankie Valli 
and Etta James. The men of Exit made songs their own 
by arranging the pieces themselves. Odmark created the 
majority of mixes, with the help of senior John Heiner and 
sophomore Joel Gerlach. One of their most popular songs 
was the "Forgotten Boy Band" medley. 

"This is a medley of songs by boy bands of the late 1990s 
that people usually overlook when thinking back to that 
time," said Odmark. "It was always exciting to see the look 
on people's faces when they heard each song performed. The 

look ot 'Oh yeah! I remember this song!' is priceless." 

This medley in particular highlighted Exit's energetic 
style and impact on the audience. 

"We liked to converse with our audiences, danced 
around, joked, laughed and had a good time," said Odmark. 
"We hoped that by seeing us having a good time on stage, 
the audience would have a good time of their own." 

Besides performing and rehearsing at the university, 
the group traveled to show off its talent and light-hearted 
style well-known to campus fans. The group took road trips 
to Sweet Briar College, the College of William & Mary, 
Mary Baldwin College and various area high schools. 

"The trip to New York during fall break was probably 
my favorite," said Hutchison. "We just went on a whim, 
sang a show at a high school and just chilled in New York 
City for the weekend." 

Sometimes, the group liked to get away and have 
fun together outside of performing and rehearsing. "About 
once every semester we take a trip up to Reddish Knob to 
barbecue and enjoy the scenery," said Odmark. 

The men's final concert of the semester entitled "Next" 
was held Dec. 7 in the Festival Ballroom. The concert 
included songs, "At Last," "Blower's Daughter," "Can't Take 
My Eyes Off You," "Lovestoned," "Motown Philly," "Open 
Your Eyes," and finally the "Forgotten Boy Band Medley." 

The concert had a 20-minute intermission, which includ- 
ed a short movie reenacting the popular MTV show "Next." 

This, as well as their song choices, showed off their 
comedic way of interacting with audiences and made their 
name hard to forget among students everywhere. 

Front row: Adam Spallelta, John Gnttm, lohn Heiner; Second row: David Batleigei, lason Ham, Steve Aiizuini, Duug McAdoo, 
Back row: William Rousseau, Kyle Hutchison, Thomas Tomhes, Austin Colby, Seth Doleman 

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Club Field Hockey ranked number 
one in the nation and aimed to 

bring together students who loved 
the sport and being part of a 

team. The coed club played in the 

National Elite 8 Tournament in 

2005, 2006 and 2007. 

Front row: Lynsi Matthews, Christa Marie Brown, Nicole O'Connor, Kristin Goldsworthy, Maria Mckenna, )enna DiLu 
cente, lules Yurek, lessica Wheeler: Second row: Lisa Weckstein, Ashlie Grainer, Steph Smith, Gina Cappiello, Slephanii 
Modena, Jessica Stanley, Carson Ruhenstein, Laura Spinks, Kellie Dress, Monica Szymanski, Ashley Roberts, )en Haltermar 
Back row: Lindsay Delinian, Shannon Stulb, Meredith Byerly, Peter Fisher-Duke, Emily Resetco, Emma Sheehv Bridge 
Holroyd, Melissa Dunn, Meghan Lemieux, Sarah Lopes, Jessica Hollinger 

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Averse, Ben Wolford, Lauren Ellis, Shelby Webb, Amanda Badders 

2^^ Organizations 


College De mocrats 

The College Democrats provided 

a political community at the 

university and reached out to 

the campus. Through grassroots 

efforts, the organization raised 

awareness of the party's ideals 

and helped get Democrats elected 

locally, statewide and nationally. 

, Front row: Bonnie Tang, Viclori.i Elliott, Amanda Slacle. Mary Bailey White, Lauren Gilbert, Sherry Vaughan, Hannah 
Spoonhoward, Nora Mcieese; Back row: Meredith Davis, Deborah Tenenbaum, Allison Seward, Dimitry Pompee, Philip 
Spangrud, Elizabeth Anderson, David McKinney, Sophie Brown, Kelsey Seward 

Delta Sigma Thet 

Delta Sigma Theto was a 

historically African-American 

sorority founded in 1 9 1 3 at 

Howard University. The sorority 

provided assistance and support 

through local community 

programs. Major events held by 

the organization included the 

Annual Date Auction; Crimson 

and Cream Affair, a fashion show; 

and Unity Cookout. 

Front row: ( andace Long, Ashley Daniels, Ashton Jones; Back row: ( ourlney Dixon, lerrica Brovvder, Anasa King, Meaghan Mixon 

Ciniverdity Organizafiom 2.rO 

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Backing up a lellow group 

member, senior Billy Smith 

sings while senior Tiffany 

Kim laughs on her cell 

phone, playing her part at 

"Operation Santa Claus." 

"We are big on creativity 

and a sense of humor!" 

said Kim. "We are a group 

of big personalities that 

all somehow fit together 

wonderfulK ." Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 


Front row: \nnie Barnes, Lauren Smith, Emilv Dean, I ilianv Kim Back row: 

MrCann, John Farris, Billy Smith, Shivani Bhatl 

Getting into character, junior 

Zack Moody entertains 

the crowd at "Operation 

Santa Claus." Low Key also 

performed at other campus 

events such as "Rape Is Not 

Sex," a multiple sclerosi-- 

sleepoul and an AIDS 

benefit concert. Photo by 

Sammy Elchenko 

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with new members, low key prepared for an international competition. 

We grew. We grew more this 
semester than we have in 
most," said senior Tiffany 
Kim, business manager. 

Following two successful years with songs making their 
way onto the annual "Best of College A Cappella" CDs, 
the coed members of Low Key continued to advance and 
progress. While several talented singers had graduated in 
the previous year, the group welcomed six new singers. 

"We got an amazing group of new members that are 
even more excited about Low Key than we are," said senior 
Billy Smith, president. 

In addition to continuing to record their latest album, 
the group members also traveled to Raleigh, N.C. at the 
beginning of November to participate in So Jam, an a cap- 
pella workshop with college groups from all over the East 
Coast. The knowledge they gained in the three days they 
were there made Smith feel like they could be "a better 
group now that we had that experience." Kim added that 
"it really helped our musicianship as a group and provided 
so much quality time." 

Besides the Sojam workshop, the group performed 
many concerts on campus. In addition to annual events 
such as "Sunset on the Quad" and "Operation Santa 
Claus," Low Key also had shows at Taylor Down Under. 
The "funniest moment of the semester" came at one of 
those shows, according to Smith. 

"We were singing for an AIDS benefit and the sound 
system kept cutting in and out," said Smith. "Our audience 
was hearing one or two random people who were near 

the mics and not the group as a whole. Needless to say, 
we didn't sound very good, and all we could do was laugh. 
I think our audience could see what was going on and 
laughed with us a little bit. Maybe ne.xt time, we'll just sing 
without a sound system." 

While singing in concerts was Low Key's focus, the 
singers had several extra endeavors. A goal-oriented group, 
members had their hearts set on accomplishing two major 
goals: performing well at the International Championship 
of College A Cappella (ICC A) in January, and raising enough 
money to finance their next CD. 

"It's extremely expensive, and we have to make a lot 
of sacrifices to accomplish our goals with this next album," 
said Smith. The group hoped to apply what it learned at So- 
jam to make its sophomore CD live up to its full potential. 

In January, Low Key was scheduled to compete against 
other a cappella groups from the South in the quarterfinals 
in the ICCA at Elon University. While focusing on prepar- 
ing for this competition. Low Key also tried to reach out to 
a younger generation. 

"We also want to put an effort into helping younger 
kids to learn more about music and a cappella by organiz- 
ing trips to schools to perform and teach students how fun 
vocal music can be!" said Smith. 

Smith and Kim felt the theme of the year was "growth." 
Growth could be seen in the upcoming album, the dynamic 
of the group and the individual singers themselves. 

"I feel like we've taken the right steps in becoming the 
best college a cappella group we can be, and still have a lot 
of fun at the same time!" said Smith. 

nressed to display their 
vvinter spirit, Low Key 
nembers perform for their 
ans. Low Key was founded 
in 2000 as one of the two 
coed university a cappella 
groups. Photo courtesy of 
Billy Smith 

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dancing through life 

dancing throug h li fe 

' by Brianne Seers 

madison dance members shared a history of talent 

A performance-based club, Madison Dance 
offered students the chance to try out dance 
styles such as hip-hop, street, lyrical and jazz. 
"Madison Dance was an amazing club 
for anyone who loves to dance," said junior Kelly Rowell. 
"It was a lot of fun and a great way to meet people that 
enjoy dancing as much as I do." 

Since its inception in 1998, Madison Dance had grown 
to become a renowned sports club at the university. 

The group consisted of talented girls who had danced for 
the majority of their lives. Anybody who had experience in dance 
was eligible to audition at the beginning of the semester. 

"Being a part of Madison Dance as a freshman my first 
semester was fantastic," said freshman Sarah DeFelice. "Being 
one of only the few freshmen chosen, I was really nervous 
at first to be dancing with the older girls. I changed my whole 
outlook very quickly because my choreographers and the 
girls were so amazingly awesome and fun, which made me 
open up so easily to just be my crazy self, which is what 
we all were." 

The dancers had a unique year, with a completely new 
board of executives and choreographers. 

"It is so great to be part of an organization that has 
leaders but also focuses on what every individual of the 
group wants," said sophomore Jenna Thibault. "I am head 
choreographer but I ask for girls' input because it is their 
club too." 

Each type of dance was distinct. Hip-hop was traditional 
with very sharp movement, and the girls danced to popular 
songs from the radio. Street was similar to hip-hop, but was 
performed with R&B music and had more fluidity. 

"I have been able to choreograph for some of the dances 

a little bit, and it is always nice to get to add my own flair 
to the team," said senior Ashley Hardwick. 

Jazz was different each year. "It isn't typical jazz you'd 
see at dance competitions but it's more hip-hop and pop- 
type choreography," said Thibault. 

The women performed at various campus events, 
including "Sunset on the Quad," pep rallies, "Operation Santa 
Claus," Phi Sigma Pi's Multiple Sclerosis Sleepout and 
Late Night Breakfast. They also performed at community 
nursing homes and AIDS benefit concerts. 

The group had its own end of semester show, where 
members could showcase their talents for fans and perform 
a routine for each type of dance. The Breakdance Club 
performed at intermission to keep the crowd energetic. 
Audience members were asked to bring canned food items 
to donate to the Salvation Army. 

Groups practiced one night a week from 9 to 11 p.m. 
Since they only met for a short time, it was important that 
they use their practices wisely and efficiently. 

"It is really hard having practice that late at night, but 
the dancing makes it all worth it," said Hardwick. 

Though late-night practices were sometimes sources 
of added stress, the women found the friendships they built 
more than compensated for the time sacrifice. 

"I love Madison Dance," said senior Holly McCarraher. 
"It's the most fun I've had at college, and I love to do dance. 
The girls on the team really make Madison Dance amazing. 
They're very talented and dedicated. My inspiration for 
dance is it's an emotional release. I can get any feelings out 
on stage or during practice. I hope I never stop dancing, 
even when I'm eighty years old. I hope to carry it with me 
throughout life." 

Leaping in unison, Madison 

Dance members showcase 

their reperloire at the end 

of fall semester. "The end 

of semester show is our 

biggest performance and is 

always nerve-racking," said 

sophomore Rachel Caro. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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Flexing toward the sky, 
Madison Dance performs 
its winter show tor a 
packed auditorium at 
Memorial Hall. "In the 
spare time you have, you 
uant to do something 
tun and worthwhile," said 
sophomore Jenna Thibault. 
"Madison Dance gives you 
this experience." Photo by 
Sammv Elchenko 

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Front row: D,-n,i Ceccocci, Mary Edmonds, jenna Thibault, Renee Reveltj, HolK McCarraher, Tara Williams, Claira H 

Second row: Sarah Heller, Ashley Hardvvick, Sarah DcFelice, Brittany Sarver, Samantha Silva, Rachel Caro; B 

row: K.cnirvn Cast, Melissa Bechnrd, Katelyn Cadyzzo, Ashley Banek, Megan Hayes, Lauren Doss 

Poised and focused in the 
spiitlishl. senior Holly 

McCarreher displa\s 
perfect form. Madison 
Dance allowed students 
to experiment with several 
different styles, and anyone 
could audition to be in any 
kind of dance. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

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Wingfield, Constance Cillison, Ronald Clay, Demetrius Lancaster, Andrew Jackson; Back row: Darrin Whitley, Porsliia 
Foster, Troy Burnett, Dominique Scott. Ashley Perry, Cherelle VValden 

ta Sigma Gammd 

As a nationally recognized health 
education honorary, Eta Sigma 
Gamma worked to educate the 
local community about health- 
related topics. The organization 
held an annual food drive and 
benefit concert called "Can It!" 

Front row: Katie L'eskin, Danielle Hodgkins, Mjiian Cie.m; Back row: ''.ira Jackson, .Melissa Lacnihers Kiivicn 
Cartellone, Meagan Stanford 


The Fencing Club strove to 

become better at the noble art 

of fencing and spread "swordly 

ove" to all mankind. With over 

30 members, the organization 

was open to anyone, regardless 

of prior experience. 

Front row: Laura Burton, Megan Codbey, Nicole Halbert, Mebnie Demaree, Sarah Taylor; Second row: Delia Chen, Patrick 
Louieiisthlager, David VVarnock, Bryan Moen, Will Brou ■! Back row: Walter Canter, Duncan Bell, Scott Bell, Bryce 
Rogers, Mark Rutledge 

Gamma Sigma Sigma was the 

university's only multicultural 
community service sorority. The 

organization was founded in 

1 952 and came to the university 

in fall of 2005; any female student 

was eligible to rush. 

Front row: Diana Van Hook, l\ale Kennt-dy, Amanda Lee, Jackee Webster, Stephany Herzog Back row: Kaeia ouniinao, 

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(inadison equ9||^J^[aisecl awareness of the GLBT community^ 

The university was home to a number of unique in- 
di\'iduals, all belonging to different social groups. 
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender 
(GLBT) community had a strong population of 
social activists on campus and Madison Equalit)- (M.E.) was 
one of the university's GLBT-friendly organizations. 

M.E., formerly known as Harmony, existed to impro\'e 
GLBT awareness on campus and in the Harrisonburg 
community'. Since 1976, the organization ^vorked \'igorously 
toward promoting the acceptance of the uni\'ersitys diverse 
student body and provided education and support for the 
experience and rights of GLBT individuals and their allies. 

M.E. spread equality and gay rights knowledge every 
semester through panels held for classes, dorms and Safe 
Zones, which allowed students to ask any GLBT-related 
questions or concerns. 

"We know that we are succeeding in our endeavor to 
not only make the school a safe haven for ALL diversities, 
but that our efforts are helping to better prepare students 
with broader minds who will BE the change in the world 
after graduation," said M.E. President senior Brian Turner. 

Consequently, M.E.'s educational programs were widely 
recognized. The programs received a Dolly Award in 2006 
and the local news featured its community service efforts in 
2007 for the Adopt-a-Street cleanup on Gay Street. 

Tolerance and acceptance disseminated the campus 
through special events, Taylor Hall meetings and office hours, 
the Madison Equality Facebook group and screen name, 
and within the organization through the Adopt-a-Freshman 
program. With this program, upperclassmen recruited new 
members and served as mentors to incoming students. 

expanding the organization to approximately 120 activists. 

M.E. also organized support activities, such as the Hate 
Crimes Vigil, to promote diversity acceptance, transgender 
workshops, speeches, panels, the Mardi Gras Charity Ball, 
live music, raffles, the GayMU week-long campus-wide 
awareness extravaganza and the Spring Fest picnic with 
GLBT communities and allies. 

Aside from its notable social e\'ents and honorable awards, 
M.E.S dedicated members set it apart from other organizations. 

"It is an amazing self-directed and active student 
organization," said M.E. Faculty Adviser Bethany Bryson. 

Vice President sophomore Carl Taylor said, "I joined 
the club last year as a freshman because I wanted to get more 
involved in the gay community." Other members joined 
because of famUy members and friends. 

"Last year I joined because I have a brother who is gay, and 
many of my guy friends at home were gay too," said Treasurer 
sophomore Jasmine Fo. "I wanted to be closer' to them." 

Turner joined M.E. because he \o\'td the people. "Nowhere 
else on campus could I find people so educated in sociolog)-, so 
well-spoken on the subject of inclusiveness, and so welcoming in 
demeanor," he said. "From Mardi Gras balls to raise money for 
charit)', to hesitantly sharing a coming out stor)' in front of a class- 
room, I could see from my freshman year that these were people 
who knew how to forward a good cause while having fun." 

M.E.'s new sub-group, Madison EqualiU' Acti\'ists Chang- 
ing The Universit)''s Prejudices ( ACTUP), began in the spring 
and \v'as designed to strengthen straight ally involvement. The 
organization continued to progress socially and spread aware- 
ness in the minds of the universiU' and outside communits'. 

,-VIII^.■^MI•;^ •::■ i .ini'i . Naomi De Gallery 

is inlervtewt'cl during M.E.'s 
cleanup in October. WHSV 
TV3 provided coverage ot 
Ihe event. Photo courtesy of 
lasmine Fo 

tlie Adopt-A-Streel sign bejrs 
the org.inizntion's name. 
M.E.'s street cleanup project 
look place on Gay Street 
in Harrisonburg. Photo 
courtesy of lasmine Fo 

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Gathering with others on 
the steps of Wilson Hall, 
senior Brandon Strawn 
taivos part in a CayMU 
weel< event. The "gay? tine 
by me." T-shirts were a 
popular and simple way 
tor the student body to 
(.'\press their support for the 
GLBT community. Photo by 
Victoria Sisitka 




Front row: l\atie tteibling, Sierra Scliue, )ot.lit' rca^iey, jo f^onesl, ,\aonii Du (oallery, Katie Zanin, Sara Kanannnc, 
Robinson, Lauren Bowers, Natasha Arnold; Second row: Jeremy Faircloth, Sarah Harms. Emily Krechel, Sarah Teach, 
Kneisley, lasmine Fo, Tiffany Sprague, Alexis Adair, Leigh Williams, Courtney lones: Back row: Michael Stralmoen 
Jackson, Justin Mason, Gemma Hobbs, Brian Turner, Nicholas Corbell, Mitchell Hobza. Mark Rutledge, Laura Bock 
Taylor, Skippii Tollkuhn 

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market value 

market value 

6\- Mea Streker 

madison marketing students prepared for future care 

It was a big year for Madison Marketing Associa- 
tion (MMA). Traveling to New Orleans, La., for the 
American Marketing Association's (AMA) Interna- 
tional Collegiate Conference, the organization gladly 
accepted top honors for "Outstanding Fundraising," "Out- 
standing Web Site" and "Outstanding Chapter Planning." 
The organization was the premier student-run professional 
marketing association at the university. Founded in 1982, 
MMA was the university's collegiate chapter of the AMA, 
which had 38,000 members nationwide. Open to all majors, 
the group had about 95 members and offered marketing 
education through guest speakers, professional development 
events, networking, marketing publications, conferences, 
social events and open forums with university faculty 
and marketing professionals. Its mission was "to provide 
opportunities to learn and implement marketing principles 
in fundraisers, our annual Etiquette Banquet, and the annual 
American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference," 
according to its Web site. 

"This organization has given me a great sense of accom- 
plishment in the field of marketing, making me ready for 
my future in the marketing industry," said MMA President 
graduate Jordan Anderson. "Madison Marketing Association 
has taught me how to accomplish great feats and make 
lifelong friends." 

Senior Margot Aaronson was MMA's vice president of 
membership and social programming. "I plan social events 
and meetings," said Aaronson. "I try to plan fun events for 
everyone to get to know each other better and work together 

in planning MMA events." 

Each year, the group held an Etiquette Banquet and 
the Harrisonburg Arthritis Walk. The Etiquette Banquet was 
held Oct. 15 and featured guest speakers who discussed 
topics such as professional dress, interviewing techniques 
and proper dinner etiquette. 

"This event is a great opportunits' for students to learn 
how to network as well as utilize said skills by speaking 
with companies which interest them," said Anderson. 

Last year, MMA held its first Arthritis Walk in Harri- 
sonburg. The Walk had a three-mile and one-mile course 
and provided activities for families. It was the Arthritis 
Foundation's signature event and occurred annually in 
communities nationwide to raise funds and awareness for the 
disability. The funds raised supported arthritis research, 
health education and government advocacy initiatives to 
improve the lives of people with arthritis. 

MMA planned to host "Business Week" in the spring, 
a weeklong event where each night represented a different 
College of Business major. The goal was to have business 
professionals speak about different career paths within the 
major as well as what they do within their companies. The 
organization found speakers and sponsors for the events 
and advertised them both on and off campus. 

"I have been a member of MMA for over a year and 
have watched MMA grow," said Aaronson. "I believe I have 
helped build upon the foundation of MMA. . . MMA is more 
than just a club; it is a chance to help the community and 
prepare for our future." 

Clnd in matching T-shirts. 

rMMA members show 

their solifbritv at the 

Harrisonburg Arthritis 

Walk in April. The team 

collectively aimed to raise 

$3,000 to help fight the 

nation's number one cause 

of disability. Photo courtesy 

of lordan Anderson 


Dr-jsitjd !ur the utLasion. 
MiMA members attend 
the AMAs International 
Collegiate Conference 
in New Orleans, La. At 
the conference, MMA 
officers led a fundraising 
presentation. Photo courtesy 
of Jordan Anderson 

Front row: Criselda Garcia, Margot Aaronson, Sarah Frydrych, Natalia Bokhari, Krislcn Hall: Second row: Becky Schott, 
Emma Laverty, Casey Fagan, Gwynne Joseph, lordan Anderson, Nicole Rabinowitz; Back row: Mike Fleming, Steve Clark, 
Brad Lentz, Steven Dodgion, Peter Kisiel, Michael Snader 

cA iadidon c A larketing cnddociatior 


Gardy Loo 

Gardy Loo was the university's 

literary and arts magazine that 

showcased students' talents in 

a variety of writing and artistic 

forms. The publication sought 

to encourage the arts within the 

university community. 

pact Movement 

An international, non- 
denominational Christian Ministry, 

Impact Movement provided a 
spiritual environment for students. 

The organization held weekly 

Bible studies, conferences, social 

events and retreats. 

Front row: Lindsey Andrews, Clayton Dingle, Liz S|)erry, Mary Crook 

Front row: Danielle Brown, Porscha Perm, LaKeisha Jones, Bnttntc bykes, Anjanae Stringtieiri: Back row: Ashle\ Taylor, 
Cassandra Ann lones. Heavenly Hunter, SheRae Clegg, Fatimah Johnson, Shennean Tatem 

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nternational Student Association 

The International Student 

Association enhanced the 

university's diversity and provided 

opportunities for multicultural 

learning. It was known for its 

annual fashion show in the fall. 

Front row: Heln.i Patel, Reetika Sethi, Prolik Banjode, Michael Trop. Nishjl Patel, Suniiti Chopra, Sahisnj Suwal: Second 
row: Minar Mathhi, Meetra Najrabi, Tina Masic, Anmol Sidhu, Bella Patel, Charlotte Sohr, Leena Patel, Reva Vashist; 
Back row: Aclele Smith, Vinod Narayan, Ambrish Patel, Chirag Patel, Sam Williams, Danielle Armstrong, )awan Shir, Awais 
faroog. Elyse Ritter 

nto Hymn was founded by two 

female students in 1 999 as on 

all-Christian a cappella group. The 

group was known for participating 

in "Operation Santa Clous," a 

university toy drive and holiday 


Front row: Jessica Brown, Sarah Kobarge, Sarah Stedman, Brett Wilson. Renee Nice, Courlnev Sheads: Back row: trica 
Engdahl, Brett Batten, Claire Harvey, Susannah Thomson, Charlotte Martin 

Olniverditij CJrganizadoric 


tied up 

Belting out a tune, juni 
Jeremy Winston sings hi? 
heart out tor the tans. The 
Madison Project was one of 
eight 3 cappella groups on 
campus, and one ol thrt'f 
all-male groups. Photo by 
Sammv Elchenko 

Sf.'ren.iiling rhe .^-.jriit.Tuu, 

seniors Dan Fitzgerald and 

Blaine Young sing at The 

Madison Project's winter 

concert. The group released 

six albums and performed 

throughout the East Coast. 

Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

L)re^seci Tor siumher, 1 lit- 
Madison Project performs 
songs from its albums and 
debuts a few songs. It was 
the first all-male a cappella 
group at the universit\ 
founded in 19')6 by IK Sno^^ 
Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

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e madison project dressed up 


:t dressed up and h 


and hit it off with fh 




The guys rushed to the stage, welcomed the crazy 
fans and took giant swigs out of their water jugs. 
Though their songs may have changed and sing- 
ers may have graduated, the men of the renovraed 
a cappella group. The Madison Project, maintained the ide- 
als on which the group was founded. Their undisputed tal- 
ent was displayed through performances including covers 
of songs by Journey; Earth, Wind and Fire; and the Doobie 
Brothers as well as more modern hits like those by Gnarls 
Barkley, *NSYNC and Josh Gracin. 

A cappella was born at the university in 1996, and The 
Madison Project was at the forefront. 

"Project has been a standard," said Vice President 
senior Michael Snow. "Essentially it is the same today as 
when it began." 

Snow's brother, JR, co-founded The Madison Project 
along with Dave Keller and the group held its own with 
values that had lasted since its inception by upholding 
tradition in its song selection, snappy dress and the 
encompassing brotherhood. 

"Tradition is so important to Madison Project," said 
President senior Jeff Chandler. "We have a strong alumni 
base and it really shows." 

Also vital to the group was a level of passion. "I 
didn't even know what a cappella was before," said soph- 
omore Jeremy Johnson. "Then, when I heard a sample, I 

was blown away. This is the only group I tried out for." 

Whether a newcomer or a senior member, members 
of The Madison Project acknowledged their growth. 

"It's a lot different being a senior than being a freshman," 
said senior Jim Oliver. "I'm more comfortable on stage and 
there's a different d)'namic. However, a lot hasn't changed. It's 
stiU a great time, great songs and a great audience." 

For their big December concert, the men asked the 
audience to bring items to get cozy in the Festival Ballroom. 
Pajama-clad students brought blankets, chairs and one 
group even brought a tent to escape the frigid tempera- 
ture outside. After The Madison Project sang 14 songs, 
the audience members begged the men for more. They 
chanted their love for the group and demanded an encore. 
The event culminated in the audience swarming the stage 
to congratulate the members on their performance. 

"I just try to engage the audience and get a laugh by 
acting out the song lyrics, " said junior Jeremy Winston. 
"People have all heard the songs before, so you have to set 
the performance apart." 

Presenting fun themes helped audiences get involved. 
When the audience was screaming and bursting with en- 
ergy. The Madison Project shot it right back. Maintaining 
a positive work ethic, however, remained a top priority. 

"If we don't sing well, then it's not worth doing, " 
said Snow. 

Front row: Glen North, Danny Capp, Mike Held, Kevin Cillingham, Jeremy Winston; Back row: Chris Farwell, leremy Johnson, 
II Chandler, Drew Brittle, Jim Oliver, Blaine Young, Daniel Fitzgerald 

cJfie cAladidon (Vrojeci 

medical attention 

medical attention 

'''>\" Laura Becker 

nursing students associati 

ssed the needs of the commuj 

Not mam- clubs could boast that they hosted 
a prom each spring. The members ot the 
Nursing Students Association (NSA) not 
only hosted a dance, but when they called 
it "Senior Prom" they meant it — the dance was for elderly 
people from all over the Shenandoah Valle)'. 

NSA was established to provide members with edu- 
cational experiences outside of the classroom. They used 
their existing skills and learned new ones. Anyone inside 
the nursing program could join, and members had the op- 
portunit)" to help out around the cir\' of Harrisonburg. 

Club President senior Kristina Kirby joined to give 
back to the communit)' while getting to know other students 
in nursing. 

"NSA gives nursing majors the opportunity to help 
people in a whole other way, outside of the hospital set- 
ting," said Kirby. "Even though the skills we learn in clinical 
are very important to our nursing practice, the things 
we say and do that come from our hearts is what leaves a 
lasting impression." 

The universit)' won four first place awards at the NSA 

State Convention last year, \\'here the \'irginia Nursing Students 
Association honored collegiate associations for their com- 
muniU' ser\ice. 

"Being a part of NSA has been one of the most enriching 
experiences of my life!" said Kirby. "I will never forget the 
people I have met through participating in this organiza- 
tion and the lives that we have changed." 

No\v a junior, Morgan Gentr\- was looking for a way to 
get involved with the university when she was a freshman. 
She decided that a club affiliated with her major would be 
a good place to start. She liked that NSA did a "little bit of 
everything" — from fundraisers to events to community 
service. For Halloween, Morgan and seven other girls 
went to a recreation center in Elkton for the "Halloween- 
Hoo-Doo," where she decorated for the event and judged 
children who competed in a costume contest. 

"NSA is a great organization... you meet other nurs- 
ing students, become involved in an organization here at 
JMU and nationwide... [and] learn about different aspects 
and dimensions of the niu-sing profession," said Gentr)-. 

EnterUining .in attendee 

of the Special Olympics 

Fall Fest, senior; fessica 

Montgomery and Sarah 

Willoughby volunteer 

their time to the local 

community. Members 

of NSA worked with 

individuals of all ages. 

Pholo courtesy oi 

Kristina Kirby 

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i'-eing rrahy, senior Holly 
Sacra lies ribbons on 
survi\'3l kits." Members 
jt NSA prepared the kits 
:o welcome junior year 
-tudents who had just been 
nducled. Photo courtesy of 
Kristina Kirbv 




Front row: Patrick Manstield, Sarah \\ illoughhs, Jessica Tormena, Holl> Sacra, Lauren Burle-A, Knslma Kirb>. Laura Hud- 
tjns Rachael Haney, Jessica Montgomery, lulia Peniield, Claire Guenthner: Second row: Kelly Meehan, lulie Frv, Kate Price, 
lenna Rave Baker, Sarah Arthur, Kimberly Durst, Jenny Hunter, Kayla Reynolds, Rebecca Lloyd, Emma Ciaravino, Meredith 
Strickland, Nicole Sanlarsiero; Third row: Amanda Miller, Lauren Fauteuv, Heather McClcaf, Meredith Reed, Morgan Cen- 
trv. Stacv Sklor, Genevieve Lyndon, Lindsay Myers, Jackie Kurecki, Ashley Viars, Jenna Nelson, Heather Cyphers, Travia 
Brown: Back row: Caitlin Howard, Melinda Jenkins, Amanda Wyrick, lennifer Shupe, .Ashlyn Wallace, Courtney McCullough, 
Caroline Cannon, Katlyn Stiedle, Michelle Pecinovsky, Rebecca Hatch, Whitney Hodgen, Regina Duify, Rachel Brown 

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appa kappais, 

Kappa Kappa Psi was founded as 
a band service fraternity in 1919 

at Oklahoma A&M College. 
The university chapter kept band 
programs running smoothly and 

pledged to uphold its motto, 
"Strive for the highest." 

Front row: Rjchel Hutchins, K.ilhlin Pearson, Crystal Phillips, Annoka Welty: Second row: Courtney Moore, Ashley Shell. 
Anne Carmack, Cynthia Monthie, Matthew Wallace: Back row: Alexander Davis, William Deacon, Kevin O'Brien, W. Todr: 
Magowan, Kim Wisener 

nee Club 

Mozaic Dance v/as a group of 23 

students v^ho shared a passion for 

hip-hop and the art of dance. They 

believed in expressing themselves 

in a fun and positive environment 

and held open tryouts each 


Front row: Latrice Ellerbe, Brittany Barhou, Briana Harris, Zena baarieh, I rica Ponder; Second row: Kebecca Lesnott, 
Cynthia Brooks, Alicia Wilson, Nicole Milone, Leila Saadeh, Meylin Cano; Back row: Bnlian) Kaschak, Nakiya Pitts, Shokia 
Taylor, Courtney Dixon, Britnie Green, Nicole Sanders, Amanda )aworski 

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& 5 

The university's chapter of the 

National Association for the 

Advancement of Colored People 

worked to better the educational, 

social and economic status 

of minority populations. The 

organization's theme v/as "unity." 

I ^K^K 

Front row: Bre'Anna Scott, Brian Davis, Beverly Walker, Stephanie Reese: Second row: Ashlon Jones, Tarin Carter, Celeste 
Thomas, Ashley Smith; Back row: Crvstal Prigmore, Janell Baker, Stephanie Washington. Tracy Lanier 




New and Improv'd was 

founded at the university in 

1 999 to entertain students with 

improvisation comedy. It was the 

only improv group on campus and| 

frequently performed at Taylor 

Down Under. 

Front row: Martin Makris, Katelyn McNichol, Patrick Shanley, Jackie Southec Back row: Nathan Taylor, Stefan Gural, Lindsay 
Long, Heather McCollum, Conor O'Rourke 

Cimverdihj C^iyaMizafion,)U tZ^3 

catch the fever 

Enthusiastic about the 

university's landmark: 

building, seniors Bonnie 

Creech and Phil Carron 

describe Wilson Hall to 

a group of prospective 

students and their parents. 

Leading tours through 

campus was one oi 

Student Ambassadors' 

main duties. Photo 

courtesy of Rl Oh^ren 






Front row: :-:.jh^ n Cir.ili, K:iri Lovi/nng, itephanie Mann-j, Ka-liul KubLi":b!.i^, Lli.:) I'lH), Llirniu bjiualu, .\li.Tedith KoL)otli 
Second Row: Lindsay Harman, Daniel Boxer, Amanda Sarver, Katherine Boyd, Heather Shutlleworth, Kristina Erkenbrack 
Kaiel) n Belcher, Rachel Brulon, Kale Williams, Rachel Tombes, Rebekah Goldman, Heather Cole, Casey Hazlegrove, Tan 
Vaezi, Raven Adams: Third Row: Sean Henry Banks, Lindsay Breitenberg, Candace hay, Meg McMahon, Kirsten McGloni 
William Roth, Emily Vande Loo, Alvson Weissherg, Lisa Kramer, Alicia Romano, Brooke Meikle, Irina Rasner, Laura Scheeler 
Ashley Elsiro, Katharine Peabody: Fourth Row: Benjamin Brown, Robert Ohgren, Lauren Matyisin, Sarah Johannes, Amii 
Kakar, Christopher Rineker, Bryan Couch, Bradley Nelson, Sarah .\1arr, Zarhary Stuart DeVeety, Phillip Carron, Coryn 
Giordano, Dinwiddle Lampion, Lindsey Harriman, Zari Hamaways; Back Row: Christopher Smarle, Amy Moore, lames Oli 
ver, Stephen DePasquale, Evan Wilt, Shannon Thucher, Robert Anderson, Theodore Beidler, Matthew Maskell, Richarr 
Blessing, Sleven Kulsar, ,Ronaldy Maramis, Christopher Rielly, Patrick Turner, Lee Brooks, Laura Burns 

JryH KJrgamzationd 

the fev^ 

by Brittany Leblins 

student ambassadors spread their university pride. 

^^^ tudent Ambassadors weren't just serving the 
^^^^^ university when they gave a tour or hosted a 
^^^^B pep rally — they were serving themselves, too. 
^^B^^ The organization boosted senior Lisa Kramer's 
self-confidence, and "for this, 1 am eternally grateful to Am- 
bassadors," she said. "I have never entered a room where 
there has been so much passion and enthusiasm about 
JMU and the student body than when I do upon entering a 
Student Ambassadors' meeting." 

As the Ambassadors continued another year with per- 
manent smiles and infinite school spirit, they were quick to 
confirm it was all completely genuine. 

"1 think visitors at first think that we can't really be as 
excited as we appear," said secretary junior Kristina Erken- 
Brack. "As the tour continues and they hear our stories and 
see the campus, it's neat to watch them realize that we are 
actually being completely authentic when we say our school 
is amazing and that we love it dearly." Student Ambassadors 
were trained to be the faces of the university, but it was their 
"real perspective of a day in the life of a JMU student" that 
often won over the many people they interacted with, ac- 
cording to Kramer. 

The first realization of their promotion efforts' impact 
was a big highlight for most Ambassadors. One day, after 
showing around prospective students and their families, "a 
mother came up to me after my tour and said, '\'ou just sealed 

the deal for my daughter, she loves JMU!'" said Kramer. 

While the Student Ambassadors' main purpose was to 
promote the university through big events and tours, they 
enjoyed time spent doing "small acts of community service, 
such as when we work in soup kitchens or have our own 
Relay for Life team," said ErkenBrack. "We may not be in 
our polos and we may not be known as Ambassadors, but 
we still get to enjoy being together and giving back." 

In the spring they hosted "Choices" dinners for the 
first time, where those who had attended the program for 
accepted students that had not yet made their final decision, 
were able to "have a meal with an Ambassador and hear 
about life at JMU in a personal setting," said ErkenBrack. 

Because they were involved in organizing and executing 
campus tours, admissions events, "Choices," alumni events 
and tours, Madison P.R.I.D.E., Homecoming, "Opera- 
tion Santa Claus," Parent of the Year, Carrie Kutner Student 
Ambassador Scholarship and various forms of community 
service, it was hard to imagine Student Ambassadors had 
any energy to spare — but actually, they found it to be 
very natural. 

"Again, it's passion," said Kramer. "And along with pas- 
sion comes spirit. Spirit is contagious. It's kind of like, JMU: 
catch the fever. As Ambassadors, we help to spread this 
fe\'en It's all around us, and we just soak it up." 

Opening rhe event, jiinio 
Ben Brown and enuees 
Mipiicniuif Dinwiddle 
Lampto n incl lunior Cor' 

Giordano [uTt'orm a 
humorous skit at "Operat 
Santa Claus." Tfie event, 
held in Craflon-Stovall 
Theatre, aimed to collect 
toys and raise money 
for local children. Photo 
courtesy of Rl Ohgren 

SLitrounfted by toys, junior 
Britt Edstrom celebrates the 
collection of donated items 
lor "Operation Santa Claus." 
The toys donated at the event 
were given to Harrisonburg 
Social Services. Photo 
courtesy of Rl Ohgren 

Sfuaenf arnwaddadord 


we the people 

we the people 

udent government association Drought 

hy Caitlin Harrison 

"purple out" to campj 


The Student Government Association (SGA) was 
an organization devoted to making the universi- 
ty community a better place for students. Made 
up of student-elected and student-appointed 
leaders, SGA consisted of three separate branches: the 
Executive Council, Student Senate and Class Councils. 

Class Councils had weekly meetings and were run by 
the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of each 
class. Senior Lindsa)' Dowd functioned as the director of class 
government and was in charge of the Class Council officers. 

"We had \veekly meetings where we discussed and planned 
events for their respective classes," said Dowd. "I was person- 
ally in charge of Purple Out, Mr. and Ms. Madison, the Dan\Tlle 
Scholarship and choosing the student graduation speaker. The 
Class Councils planned things such as senior weeks, the annual 
tree lighting, Mr. Freshman and Ring Premiere." 

There were eight student senate committees: Academic 
Affairs, Communications and Internal Affairs, Com- 
munity Affairs, Diversity Affairs, Finance, Food Services, 
Legislative Actions and Student Services. Each senator was 
required to serve on a committee. Sophomore Nicole Fer- 
raro was a member of both the Food Services and Diversit)' 
Affairs Committees. 

"Each of these committees met weekly to address the 
respective issues on campus," said Ferraro. "Senate met 
every Tuesday night at 5 p.m. Bills were presented to sen- 

ate, debated and voted on. Also, senate reports are given 
by staff, executive, committee chairs and Class Councils so 
the entire SGA is well informed about what is going on." 

The Food Services Committee put on "SGA Serves 
You at D-Hall," where members of SGA came to D-Hall 
and served students, answering any questions. 

The newest committee was Academic Programs. It 
operated as the last faculty and administrative group to 
review and suggest changes in curricular matters to the 
president and advisers. 

The Executive Council was made up of Student Body 
President senior Lee Brooks, Vice President of Administra- 
tive Affairs junior Andy Gibson, Vice President of Student 
Affairs Dowd, Executive Treasurer senior Robert Burden 
and Speaker of the Senate senior Stefanie DiDomenico. 
After senior Brandon Eickel resigned in September, Brooks 
was elected the new student body president. 

"As student body president, my job was to represent the 
views, issues and concerns of the student body to the facult)' 
and administration," said Brooks. "I did this through meet- 
ings with the president's office, other senior level administra- 
tors, worked with those planning the Centennial, the Facult)' 
Senate and any other sector of the universit)' where student 
concerns needed to be addressed. I also represented the Stu- 
dent Government Association at any university e\-ent where 
needed, and led the executi\'e council." 

Class Council - Front row: Katelyn McNichol, Daniel Smolkin, Nicole Ferraro, Lindsay Dowd, Rebekah Reiter, Kalelyn Grant, 
Mallory Miceticli, Chiquitj Kini; Back row: Brook Wallace, Bennett Resnik, Candace Avalos, Will Farlow, Brian Temple, 
Tara Rife, Shari Kornblatt 

Keeping stiidpnts In i li.iti i ! 

sophomore Nicole Ferraro 

distributes tree driof,s (juIskK' 

Carrier l.ibrarv during finals. 

SCA showed student support 

through big .md small gestures. 

Photo courtesv of Leslie Cavin 

2^S Organization^^ 

Lined up. SGA members 
serve and are served at 
D-Hall. They got in the sf 
by wearing chef hats and 
Madison Centennial "pur[ 
out" T-shirts. Photo by 
Sammy Elchenko 

Student Government Association - Front row: Andy Gibson, Lindsay Dowd, Robert Burden: Second row: Mallory Micetl 
Ti ishcna Farley. Emily Caligiun, Georgia VVeidman. Matt Silver. Chiquita King, Nicole Ferraro. Kathleen Lee, Lauren ArmstroT 
Third row: Sean FHenry Banks, Stephanie Kissam, Candace Avalos, Amber Richards, Katelin Mikuta, Jeremy Jones, Karen Mia 
ich, Benjamin Flail, Lauren Curtis, Katelyn Grant, Laura Spinks, Ashley Elstro, Marissa Emanuel; Fourth row: .Alissa Bown 
Shan Kornblatt, Katelyn McNichol, Stet'anie DiDomcnico, Daniel Smolkin, Troy FHolley, Kate Wieczorek, Fred Rose, Viij 
Narayan, Karen Stetanski, Tara Rife, Rebekah Reiter, Lexi FHutchins; Back row: Jeff Watson, )ohn Sutter, Derek Jones, Bi| 
Haregu, Greg Tamargo, Dan Stana, Brock Wallace, Will Farlow, Brian Temple, Bennett Resnik, Bryan Moen 



The women of Note-oriety 
celebrated their 1 0-year 
anniversary in 2008 as an all- 
female ocappella group. They 
sang at many campus charity 
events and often traveled off 
campus to sing at other schools 
and churches. 

Front row: Kerry Donovan, Jonnelle Morris, Katie Farwell, Kendall Stagaard, Laura Macinski, Rachel Rodgers, Jenny Kneale; 
Back row; Chelsea Mendenhall, Katie Hickey, Sarah Papertsian, Brianna Darcey, Christine Berg, Jenny Nolte, Lindsay Breitenberg 

triggers Peer Educators 

Outriggers members helped other 

organizations reach their goals by 

promoting cohesion within campus 

organizations. As part of the 

university for 1 5 years, the club 
realized its motto, "We are peers 

helping peers help themselves!" 

Front row: Gabrielle Hudey, Ashley Smith, Shari Kornblatt, Meghan Bollenbock, Samantha Smingki Back row: Nadia i\o« 
zadi, Stephanie Graves, Austin Robey, Matt Borone, Matlhew Slansberry, Landry Bosworlh 

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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity 

was a professional service 

organization. It was the first 

and only fraternal organization 

on campus to support pre-law 

students in their career pursuits. 

The fraternity strove to provide 

service to the community through 

a 5K charity run and a canned 

food drive. 

Front row: Jill Kirshner, Annaka Welty, Jessica Murray, Suzanne Havelis, Jennifer Winn, Marie Eszenyi, Ashlee Neal: Second 
row: Wargaret Ransone, Daniel Heilberg, Kalhrvn Daughtry, Luke Malloy, Genevieve DeFino, Shaina Shippen, Kris- 
ten Rolinsky, Caitlin McParlland, Rachel Egbert: Back row: Sara Lunstorcl, Mary Baskerville, Melissa Mock, Alex Weston, 
Sasson Afshari, Adam Harahush, Jennifer Holl, Courtney Dixon 

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rogram board enriched entertainment f< 

Josh Gracin, Gym Class Heroes, Crazy Commons 
and Desmond Tutu. What did all these have in 
common? They were all campus events planned, 
organized and made successful by the University 
Program Board (UPB). 

"The University Program Board is a student-run, 
student-funded organization receiving more funding from the 
Student Government Association than any other student 
group," according to the UPB Web site. The committees 
and executive board used its funding to bring big-name 
events to the university in order to enhance students' 
college experiences. 

"By encouraging boundless expression, the University 
Program Board strives to enhance the overall JMU experi- 
ence by providing a variety of creative, educational and 
entertaining programs that appeal to diverse audiences," as 
stated in the UPB mission statement on the Web site. "We 
actively seek and encourage input while dedicating and 
challenging ourselves to incorporate the needs and desires of 
the JMU community' UPB actively tried to figure out who and 
what the students wanted to see or experience on campus. 

"We work for the students," said senior Drew Richard, 
UPB's Webmaster. "We need their input. If you want us 
to bring a specific event, tell us. If you think we're doing a 
bad job, tell us why. If you really enjoyed something, let 
us know so we can program a similar event in the future." 
UPB sent out mass e-mails to survey the student body on 
who it wished to see in concert. The survey was on the 
Web site, which was updated frequently by Richard. 

The UPB committees and executive board worked 
together to make sure students had the best experience at 
events. Members put their time and effort into creating a 

fun atmosphere that anyone would enjoy, but all the work 
made the rewards that much greater 

"It was great being able to see the finished product and 
seeing the audience enjoy it," said senior Jenna Cook, 
vice president of marketing and communications in her 
second year with UPB. "It was a lot of fun working with 
committee members and seeing them enjoy what they 
were doing." 

Being a member of UPB required a great deal of work 
in addition to classes. 

"Sometimes it was difficult balancing schoolwork with 
UPB work and making sure that there was enough time to 
get everything done," said sophomore Meghan Hovanic, 
executive assistant and second-year member "It was great 
to get real-world experience in marketing, planning and 
working in an office setting." 

The organization was also in charge of the movies shown 
in Grafton-Stovall Theatre. It gave away free tickets, had 
sneak previews for movies not yet released and surveyed 
students to find out which movies they most desired to see. 

UPB was the center of the majority of campus enter- 
tainment. "Anyone could get involved and you chose your 
level of commitment," said Hovanic. 

UPB helped to enrich the year with entertainment and 
interesting education. It allowed students to become more 
involved on campus and meet a variety of new people. 

"Any committee member could get as involved as they 
wanted— they could work with the executive board on all 
the events or they could just work occasionally with their 
committee members, " said Cook. "It was really up to them." 

Senior Amanda Gibson said, "UPB is just a very' rewarding 
organization to be involved in!" 

Front row: Amanda Ciihson. Tiltany Mink, Kachel Blnnlon. (. ajllrn Hylinski, Allison Beisler, Fareine buarc. 
Hoggberg, Kara Dragan, Sarah Sundt', Drew Richard, Kelly Patullo, Jenna Cook, Meghan Hovanic 

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Striking a pose, Dennis 
Haskins, "Mr. Belding," 
entertains the audience in 
Wilson Hail auditorium. 
UPB worked to provide a 
wide variety' of events tor 
students; it aimed to have at 
east tour weekly. Photo by 
Seth Binsted 

! H-i kt'fi uur in i.^riners 
clothes, UPB members 
draw students to the 
"Petting Zoo" on the 
Commons. Over the 
course of the year, UPB 
hosted a number of 
"Crazy Commons' days 
which featured mid-day 
distractions, such as a 
caricature artist, free 
iond and games. Photo by 
Seth Binsted 

Krep..iring tor ine rusn, l rh 
members line up cups of 
hot, fresh popcorn. Tickets 
were sold for S2.50 and 
popcorn for 50 cents at 
Crafton-Stovall Theatre 
movies, sponsored b\- UPB. 
Photo by Seth Bimted 



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clapping along, the VVesle'. 

Foundation's "New Lite 

Singer?" harmonize inside 

the Wesley House. The 

"New Life Singers" was a 

contemporary choir that 

traveled and performed 

throughout the Shenandoal: 

Valley. Photo courtesy 01 

Wesley Foundation 

Enjoying the outdoors 

Wesley Foundafid 

members gather tor a picni- 

lunch. The Foundatioi 

invited students to 

participate in several even'^ 

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a tion welcomed all^students regardless of religion^. 


It's a home away from home," said Vice 
President graduate Laura Higgins. 
Those who were regulars at the Wesley 
Foundation, located on the corner of 
Cantrell Avenue and Mason Street, always felt right at home at 
this Methodist student organization. 

"Everyone's welcome; every religion's welcome, people 
with no religion [are] welcome. . . we talk about everything. . . 
everyone [is] encouraged to ask anything and everything," 
said Higgins. 

The Wesley Foundation's mission was to provide a spiritual 
and educational environment for students where they could 
be nurtured: mind, body and soul. Its Web site read, "Come 
to the Wesley House where there are no strangers. You do 
not have to walk alone. Come to the Wesley House where you 
are valued and much loved. You are always welcome to come in 
and enjoy company, kick back, relax and consider yourself 
among friends." 

With a new campus minister, Rev. Amanda Garber, 
the Wesley Foundation continued its mission by creating a 
welcoming environment. 

"It has a supportive. . .'home away from home feeling to get 
away from stress. . .where you can have theological conversation 
and just talk over coffee for a few hours," said Garber. 

The organization's cornerstone was the Thursday night 
worship. Students found time to gather for a home-cooked 
meal, fellowship and praise. Lively themes aimed at college 
students, such as "What the Hell?!?," invited students to partici- 

pate in these worships. "Everyone has strong feelings," said 
sophomore Adam Hall. "We have diverse backgrounds and 
have many different opinions. . .but we can accept each other's 
viewpoints...! mean where else [could] you sit around 
and talk about hell?" 

In addition to the lively message or discussion, the 
university's contemporary "New Life Singers" musically 
accompanied the weekly worship. 

The Foundation's activities were diverse. The organization 
offered a spring break Honduras trip where students built 
homes for the St. Barnabas Medical Missions Teams and 
also sponsored "In His Steps," a liturgical dance group. 

The Wesley House was rarely empty. It housed Women 
of Wesley, Men's Group, Sister 2 Sister and various other 
programs and Bible studies. When programs were not going 
on, students filled the halls to study and hang out. A bulletin 
board in the dining room read, "If the doors are ever locked 
and you want to get in, call a council member to let you in." 
This open door policy led to "hallway conversation." 

"After dinner we would talk about anything and every- 
thing... and it was not just a one night thing, people [were] 
always hanging out here," said junior Christina Vandenbergh. 

The House served as more than just a place of worship 
and service. Almost every week, the Foundation hosted a 
social activiU' such as a massive flag football game at PurceU 
Park, a pumpkin patch \isit or a root beer keg part)'. 

"It is an authentic place to be who you are," said Garber. 











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Front row: Jessicn Hoffman, Tana Wrighl, laynell Stoneman: Back row: Christina Vanrlenlierg 
Crawford, Megan Gustafson 

Laura Higgins, Robert 

Qt/edley cJ-ounaation 

A coed national honor fraternity, 

Phi Sigma Pi was established 

at the university in 1 995, and 

was actively involved in raising 

money and awareness for multiple 

sclerosis and Teach For America. 

Pledges were required to have a 

3.0 GPA and three semesters left 

at the university to join. 

Front row: Ashleigh Oliver, Thanli Liim, Kim Zaiigjrcli, Bethany Bievins, )oe Okdi, Danielle McGhee, Lindsay Dulty, Maddi 
Zingi jif; Second row: Jessica Goodman, Lindsey Emhry, Erin Bennett, Lauren Padgett, Jessica Washington, Ainslee Smith, 
Jayne Penne, Rosalie Lonzon: Back row: Ashley Cross, Justin Seiriel, Renee Revetta, Evan Lauderdale, Ryan Tuttle, Tim Sandole, 
Minh Nguyen, Joshua Yoo, Matt Takane 

re-Physical Thera py Society 

The Pre-PT Society prepared 

students for physical therapy 

school. Members hod the 

opportunity to meet PT schools' 

representatives, receive academic 

assistance in the sciences and 
work on the application process. 

Front row: ,\\<iii,i llli.ind hiii-.iiii, kim l-i.inick Back row: s.mi.inina mmimh- Keli\ Gjleuoiitl, Haliie Snyiii'i 

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Front row: Sarah Weston, Ashley Smith, Alessandra Alvarez, Michelle Murata, Kacey Sax; Second row: Hannah Shinozaki, 
tiaihn Lavoie, Ariana Vanderveldt, Oksana Naumenko, Vanessa Olsnp Back row: Elise Freeman, Marie Zambeno, Laura 
Anne Copley, Jaimie Hensley, Amanda Beavin 

Front row: Katie Kurdzioiek. Saijit L(.'dgue. Dianna Hirichber^, Cuurlnts Barnes, tlizabe'h Nk'rgan, ti-rih WcGee, Shelly 
>' jfe\, Karin Anderson: Second row: Sara Critz. Paula Keough, Katie Waybrlght, Hushmath Alam, Christine Dachert, Sarah 
Wagoner, Julie Coxe, Courtney Austin: Back row: lenniter Hoyle, Rachael BelotI, Cinny FHoover, Meaghan McElroy. Ali 
Thomas, Courtenay Smith, Leslie Bradie\ 

The Psychology Club explored 
various topics of psychology in 
o fun, social setting and applied 
what was learned through related 
activities. The topics covered went 
beyond those learned in class and 
allowed for practical application. 

Sigma Alpha lota's goal was 
to uphold the highest standards 

of music and to further the 
development of music in America 

and around the world. The 

organization was the university's 

only professional women's music 


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Sporting her "oncsie,' 
sophomore Krislen Keller 

nwrks the h.iiifller. Thf 

"Bnionkeys" played against 

six teams at the University 

ot l^ichmond's tournament 

Photo by /Cat/e Piwowarczyk 

ReaHv to huck (he disi 

senior Lisa Peiesrin loni 

to the endzone to store 

point. Pelegrin had been c" 

the team since her t'reshm.n 

year at the university. Photn 

courtesy of Amy Ciulb 

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Katie Piwowarczvk 

women's ultimate frisbee made an impressive showing on the field. 

After losing over 10 significant players to 
graduation, injuries and semesters spent 
abroad, the women's Ultimate Frisbee team, the 
"Bmonkeys" used the season to rebuild 
themselves mentally and physically. 

Fifteen committed "newbies" were recruited from the 
team's second annual Ultimate Frisbee clinic, where team 
members took the time to teach the basics to those interested 
in playing. While progress was slow at the start of the season, 
the "Bmonkeys" proved to be a threat to competitive teams 
by the end of the semester. 

"Seeing eight of our finest players graduate was scary," 
said senior Colleen Cooney. "I thought that this was going 
to be a complete rebuilding year, but they proved me dead 
wrong. These girls have talent." 

The "Bmonkeys" competed in four fall tournaments in 
Maryland, Ohio, "Virginia and North Carolina. They performed 
their best at the University of Richmond's Red Hot Rodeo 
Tournament, where they finished fourth. 

"The fact that everyone wants to see the team move 
forward has added to our progress," said Co-Captain junior 
Dana Corriere. "It's not only the upperclassmen helping the 
newbies, it's the newbies asking questions and trying to make 
themselves the best they can be." 

The team attributed a lot of their success to their high 
energy, crazy outfits and good spirit, according to Corriere. 
Wearing poodle skirts, sparkly dresses and a rainbow of 

"onesies" epitomized what the team called "flair." 

"The flair represents how you can do whatever you 
want on this team," said Cooney. "The crazier, the better." 

The women of the "Bmonkeys" broke off from the men's 
Frisbee team in 2001 and originally consisted of fewer 
than 10 members. In 2003, the team grew to about 20 
players, none of whom had much experience with Frisbee. 
Though they did not win any games that year, the "Bmonkeys" 
developed the good spirit that is now reflected in the team's 
"flaired" outfits, cheers and fair play. 

With growing amounts of talent, the team became 
more competitive than the beginning years, according to 
Corriere. The women practiced four to five times a week 
and planned to conduct their first "hell weeks" following 
winter break, which would consist of two weeks of intense 
sprinting, distance and weight workouts to get the team in 
shape for the upcoming season. 

"The ultimate goal is not necessarily to win, but to have 
everyone on the team play their best and have fun doing it," 
said Corriere. 

Corriere and the "Bmonkeys"" two other captains, 
senior Katie Piwowarczvk and junior Hanna Traynham, 
had plans to lead the team to regionals in the spring. The 
2006 season was the first time the "Bmonkeys" qualified 
for the tournament, and it left them hoping to qualify 
again and break seed. 

Front row: Colleen Cooney, Charley Martin, Kristi Van Sickle, Rol-)in Cummings, Shannon Childress, Linda Laarz, Lisa Pelegrin; 
Second Row: Raechel Eddy, Dana Corriere, Keli Birchfield, Sara Pritt, Gabrielle Claubke, Jacqui Wagner, Audrey Stone; 
Back Row: Sara Kelly, Caitlin Boyer, Danielle Ainson, Elyse Ritter, Rachel Looney, Kristen Keller, Eleanor Garretson, Katie 

rtvvuvvdiL;^vk, Adele Smith 

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on air 

Concentrated, member 

of the local banc 

'Bantam Draper" keep 

the tempo moving. Tht 

band played to a large 

crowd of university 

students and communitv 

members at Taylor Down 

Under. Photo courtesy or 

Danielle Robersor 

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Wailing to step up 

home plate, members or 

WXIM look onto a kickball 

game. Members promoted 

bonding within the station 

by organizing social events 

including kickball games. 

camping trips and movie 

nights. Photo courtesy of 

Danielle Roberson 

Front row: .. . . . _j.jrjc Benatle, Sar.ih Delia, Cassie Summer, Amanda Phillips, Rachel Canfield, Carrie Brothers. 

Danielle Roberson, Lisa Derry, Jessica Novak. Rachel Sarah Blanlon: Second row: Tim Whelden, lack Robertson. John 
Maturo, Shane Boyd. Phil Mathews, Jimmy Oliverie, Derek Zuk, Steven Long, Matt Smiley, Eric Wueslewald; Back row: 
Tommy Moomau, Gene Morrello, Mike Hudson, Cory Scotl, Patrick Stinnett. Brandon Zack, Paul Forrester, Phillip Slade, 

Rvan Auvil. David Fra^ier. lerrv. Carlton Rumpler 

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broadcasting at 88.7, wxjm brought music to the university. 

Housed ofF-campus in a nondescript building 
connected to WMRA, the local NPR station, 
WXJM, the university's student-run radio 
station, offered a wealth of listening options; 
seven genres of music and a varietv' of talk shows. A beacon 
for music lovers in Harrisonburg since 1990, WXJM focused 
on promoting independent music and fostering an indepen- 
dent culture within the larger university population. 

The station had more than a decade of history and 
offered students a unique social opportunity and exposure 
to new music. 

"WXJM is a safe emironment where you can be yourself^' 
said WXJM Programming Director junior Sarah Delia, 
"whether your interests are obscure music, or you just think 
differendy from the rest of the JMU population." 

WXJM's showcase of music was not, however, limited 
to the airwaves. The station also brought music to the 
university through local events. In the fall, "Astronautalis," 
"Great White Jenkins," "Shapiro" and "Terror" were among 
the bands that performed. 

The genres of music featured on the station were progres- 
si\'e rock, loud rock, RPM, Americana, jazz and world. But, if 
the music didn't entice students, WXJM also aired a number 
of talk shows that focused on a broad range of contemporary 
issues. Whether to inform, entertain or persuade, listeners 
were encouraged to give feedback and join discussions. 

"It offers students a voice, whether they realize it or not," 
said Delia. "An^'one can come and freely express their opinions." 

Some of the shows included "Girl Talk," a program 
that invited females to have intellectual conversations 
outside of the classroom; liberal and conservative political 
shows; variety shows; a film show; and a sports talk show. 

With an array of listening options, a diverse group of 
university students and Harrisonburg community mem- 
bers, anyone could find their niche with the station. 

Everyone was welcomed to have a show, following DJ 
training. To get a desired show time, however, DJs acquired 
points over the course of a semester in order to get an early 
sign-up time. 

"There are a multitude of ways you can earn points at 
the station," said General Manager junior Amanda Phil- 
lips. "You can get points by coming to general meetings, 
writing CD reviews, volunteering at shows or hanging up 
posters for publicity." 

WXJM tn\ited all students to listen, but sometimes a radio 
audience was difficult to find among a sea of iPods and MP3s. 
The station would likeh' always have an audience, according to 
Tom DuVal, WXJM adviser and WMRA general manager. 

"WXJM will probably see growth in online listening, 
both locally and outside the FM coverage area," said DuVal. 
"And I think there will be a place for WXJM for a long 
time-maybe not always on the air-because the university 
will have creative people who want an outlet for sharing 
the music that doesn't have the big marketing machinery 
behind it, and people starting to explore the world of ideas 
\\'ho want wavs to share and discuss." 

Showcasing music off- 
air, "Antlers," a mostly 
instrumental rock band from 
Richmond, Va., performs 
at the first WX|M show of 
fall semester. Virginia bands 
"Bantam Draper," "Shapiro" 
.ind The CataKsI ' also 
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Danielle Roberson 


udent Duke Club 

The Student Duke Club was 

designed for students interested in 

the advancement of the university's 

athletics. It allowed students 

to get an early start in earning 

points toward membership in 

alumni chapters of the Duke 

Club, reserved seating and other 


Front row: Megan Ridgway, Teresa Carbee, Maribelh Bonfils, Samantha Floyd, False Sumner, Renee Revetta; Back row; kyli 
Caslonguay, John Johnson, Robert Crawford, Drew Richard 

Students for Minority Outreach 

Students for Minority Outreach 

started out as a co-committee 

within Black Student Alliance and 

its primary goal was to recruit 

and retain minority students 

while helping enhance diversity 

on campus and around the 

community. The organization 

worked closely with the Center for 

Multicultural Student Services. 

Front row: Diachelle Crawley. Manel LJLfag.i, kiar^i Cux, Shayna .Si (tg^inb, Danielle Brown; Second row: Andrew lackson, 
Angela Saunders, Anasa King, Brandon Bundoc, lessie Salvador; Back row: lerrica Browder. VVhilnev Davis, Justin Harris, 
Ivaco Clarke, Yerrita Fisher 

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Tau Beta Sigma was a national 

honorary band service sorority 

created to provide service to 

college bands and promote the 

advancement of women in the 

music profession. The chapter 

motto was "We're not just friends, 

we're a family." 

Front row: Anna Bresnock, Amandn Banks, fcnniiy Long, Julia Barnes, Britlany Knight, Amanda Bell; Second row: ijenevie^'e 
-cin, Melissa Pankow, Anastasia Christotakis, Kaylj Miftelman, Sarah Tarrant. Bethany Morel, Andrea Sherrill; Back 
row: Kariann Farenholtz, Siobhan Dowen, Alison Beydoun, Lee Anne Ward, Amanda Riimmel, Andrea Kopstein, Dawn 
Cercone, Candace Funderburk 

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zeta tau alpha sisters vvere tied to their philanthropy and each other. 

ne hundred and nine years ago, about 

^B ^H 120 miles from the universit)-, nine women 

^^k^ ^^K in Farm\-ille, Va., founded Zeta Tau Al- 

^^B^^^ pha (ZTA). In 1949, the Gamma Kappa 

Chapter of ZTA was chartered at the universit\-. Fift\-eight 

years later, the social sorority had 142 members. 

The award-winning organization was distinct from 
other university sororities because of its "commitment to 
excellence," according to President senior Alison Ward. In 
the 2006-2007 academic year, ZTA held titles of "Highest 
Sororits' GPA," "Sorority of the Year" and "Philanthropy of 
the Year." Seventy-five percent of the members were also 
involved in other campus and community organizations 
and held leadership positions. 

"We are a group of women committed to changing the 
world around us," said Ward. "We are a strong group of 
positive women. We love what we do." 

A true testament to their genuine nature, ZTA's breast 
cancer awareness philanthropy had a strong campus presence. 

"The sisters of Zeta Tau >Alpha ha\'e an immense respect 
for our philanthropy," said senior Jenny Barber, philanthropy 
chair. "So many of our girls have been affected by breast 
cancer, whether it was a relative or friend, and so they take 
an active role in making a difference." 

In October, the organization put on a month of events, 
which was co-sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion. 
The events included a 5K "Race for the Cure" during family 
weekend; a benefit dinner; "Breastival," a passport event 
providing information from the American Cancer Society 
and the Breast Health Coalition of Harrisonburg; a Late 

Night Breakfast; and "Survivor Night," where a breast 
cancer survivor spoke of her experience. 

"Everyone in ZTA plays an active role in putting this 
month on and it could not happen without that support," 
said Barber. 

ZTA also worked with other Greek organizations to 
support the cause. The women collaborated with Alpha 
Kappa Alpha for their Breast Cancer "Jeopardy" event. 

Their noble cause exemplified the best of the organi- 
zation and drew potential members. 

"I wanted to join ZTA because they were the most genuine 
group of women I met when I went through recruitment 
as a freshman," said W'ard. "They had an amazing reputation 
on campus, were respected and they conducted themselves 
in a positive wa}." 

The women of the university's ZTA chapter proudly 
upheld the values of the national organization and reinforced 
their motto, "seek the noblest." 

"A Zeta lady is smart, caring, influential. Zeta is composed 
of the most poised, confident, amazing women," said Barber. 
"The women in Zeta at JMU will go on to accomplish amazing 
things after graduation." 

Junior Elizabeth Crew, ritual chair, also emphasized 
the role these characteristics played in the organization. 

"I was inspired by the women I met in the basement 
on the very first day," said Crew. "Each one had a different 
story but the same passion for Zeta. Zeta means the world 
to me. When you join Zeta, it's not just for four years, it's 
for life." 

Sponing Its IninK Pink 

T-shirts, the "hands" section ot 

ZTA' s Creek Sing pert'omiance 

watches as a sister is di[>ped 

to the t1oor. Several weeks 

of practice were required 

for the "hands" section to be 

w«)l-synchronized. Photo by 

Samm^' Elchenko 

Crumpled, the ZTA 

banner weathers the rainy 

conditions during "Shack-A- 

Thon" on the Festival Lawn. 

The official ZTA corporate 

logo symbolized the rising 

sun, bringing warmth and 

brightness to the sisters. 

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active and healthy lifestyle through 

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Front row: lulie Fry, Kaeley Pryor, Christie O'Hara, Devan Fitzpatrick, Emily Haller, Genevieve Holland: Second row: 
Mike Kern, Katharine Welling, Evelyn De Chauny, Stephanie Larson, Michael Foehrkolb, Kristen lohnson, Karie Naeher, 
Corinn Pope, Kyle Knott: Back row: Nick Pence, David Farber, Greg Bove, Mark Bauman, Stephen Lackey, Jason Rolhwell, 
Chase Lyne, Mike Bock, Sean Porse 

Up 'til Dawn was an organization 

that fundraised for St. Jude 

Children's Research Hospital 

through letter-writing campaigns. 

It promoted the value of service 

learning to all students. 

Front row: Katie Eves, Brittany Farlow, Ailie Liiiinta, Erica Calys 



Vietnamese Student Association 

The purpose of the Vietnamese 

Student Association was to unite 

students who shared an interest 

in the culture. The organization 

promoted awareness and 

understanding through campus 

while celebrating Vietnam's 

distinguished history. 

Front row: Michelle Huynh. Nammy Nguyen, Tliu Nguyen, Vivinn Tran, Kim Nguyen, My-Ha Moon, Angeline \<' Second 
row: Ent .Nguyen, Y-Van Pham, Del Ciela Basilio, Michael VVu, Cara Vu, Adrianne Maraya, Monique Huynh, Leanne Carpio; 
Back row: Viel Nguyen, Andrew Eshelman, Karen Sin, Linh Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, )ulie Ha, Anthony lacoway, Eric Trott, 
Minh Nguyen, Michael Drew 


Wafer Pol 

Front row: Emily DeMeo, Jillian Pope, Heidi Lindentelser, Kristen Shaughnessy, Allison Sp.ingler: Second row: Lauren 
Rotsted, Kalherine Holland, Theresa Smith, Tiffany Mothershead, Allison Chaplin: Back row: Colleen Callahan, Shan- 
non McKernin, Kelsey Pace, Amanda Sharp, Emily Fano, Elizabeth Steffy 

The Women's Water Polo Club 

was established to provide an 

opportunity to enjoy the sport 

while simultaneously striving 

toward the highest possible 

standards in competition. The 

club participated in a competitive 

league and encouraged both 

experienced and inexperienced 

women to join. 

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Fate had a funny wa)- of topng with the emotions of the 
mens and women's archery teams during their final seasons 
at the university. The year began with the widely-debated 
issue of the Board of Visitor's decision to cut archery as a 
varsits' sport under the Title IX rule. Although most athletes 
involved in these sports rallied to fight the decision, many 
other students not involved in university sports joined the 
protest. Despite the rallies, petitions and guest speakers 
who urged the school to do amthing in its po^ver to reverse 
this decision, the universit)' quickly lost 10 sports teams to 
Title IX. Other teams affected by this decision were men's 
cross country, swimming, g)'mnastics, wrestling, indoor and 
outdoor track, women's fencing and gymnastics. 

"We were devastated, but knew that after the tears 
were gone and we got over the initial shock of the cuts 
that nothing would stop a victory for us at the United 
States Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC)," 
said sophomore Brittany Lorenti. 

Indeed, the teams embraced their last chance at \-arsit\'- 
level victory and competed fiercely, with Lorenti winning 
the USIAC in the women's compound division, and the 
team setting a record for amount of All- Americans with 10 
members from the universit}-. In addition, the archers won 
the national championship in the men's recurve and com- 
pound di\'ision and the o\'erall team national championship. 

"For m\- last four years, our team dominated the east, 
but when it came time to Nationals, we always fell short 
to Texas A&M," said captain graduate Curt Briscoe. "This 
year we finally broke the 15-year curse and we took home 
the national championship." 

The students were not the only ones to achie\'e success 
in their last year, however. Head Coach Bob Ryder was 
acknowledged for his leadership and commitment to the 
archers ^vith the title of National Coach of the Year 

"This group is the best team IMU has fielded in the 
40-plus years that the archery team has been in existence," 
said Ryder. "The roster of individuals on the team we have 
this year reads like a "who's who" for our sport." 

True enough, the archery teams proved that no setback 
could keep them from victory, not even ha\ing their sport 
cut could hinder their dedication to the sport. Although 
men's and women's archer)- were stricken from the uni\-ersit)''s 
sports roster, they continued to play and compete as a club 
sport. The end of their varsity status made the year all the 
more memorable for the members of the teams, and for 
some, like Briscoe, the year marked the perfect end to 
a perfect season. He saw the closing season as having a 
"fairy tale ending" with fondness and gratitude for the 
ups and downs. 
Information compiled from 

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Braden Gellenthien 

Hudson, Mass. 


- 2007 National Indoor & 
Outdoor Champion 

- 2007 World Indoor and 
Outdoor Champion 

- Gold medal in mens 
compound bow division 
at the University Archery 

Brittany Lorenti 

Trumbull. Conn. 


- Gold medalist in 
the mi.xed compound team 

- Bronze medalist in the 
womens compound team 

- Qualified for the U.S. Archery 
Team for the 2006 World 
University Championship 


Steady with her bow, senior 
lessica Fasula cjretullv 

aims at her target. The 
.ircher\ team won the 
season's National Archery 
Championship. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Media 

Pullin)) back, junior Alayna 
DeVivi keeps her eye on 
c target. Outdoor archery 
-tances ranged from 30 to 
meters. Photo courtesy 
at Sports Media Relations 

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M.ii, Bob Ryder, Jessica Fasula, Brittany Lorenti, Raliegh Maupin, Kim Dobbins: Second 
row: Jacob Wukie, Nick Kale. Nate McCullough, David Lipsey, Curt Briscoe: Steve 
Schwade, ledd Greshock, Mike Ashlon, Braden Cellenthien, Megan Bowker 

cnrchery ^tc/ 


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bv Rebecca Schneider 


Predicted to place fifth in the Colonial Athletic Associa- 
tion's (CAA) preseason ranking, the Dukes felt pressure to 
dominate the 2007 season. Falling under Virginia Com- 
monwealth University, University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington, University of Delaware and Old Dominion 
University, the baseball team members had to rise above the 
loss of many chief players from the previous season. They 
reverted back to basics and focused on the fundamentals: 
pitching, defense and hitting. With 2007 Louisville Slugger 
Coach of the Year, Joe "Spanky" McFarland, the team was 
ready to with more intensity than the previous year. 

The Dukes' first five home games were iced out, causing 
a slow start to the season. Heading to Tampa, Fla. for warmer 
weather and the Ohio State Tournament, the men were ready 
to play. But with three injuries to starting players on the 
first weekend, and several more injuries later in the season, 
the newest team members were next in line. Sophomore 
Alex Foltz was named a CAA Rookie of the Week and 
was also included in the Freshmen All-Ping! Third Team. 
Sophomores Steven Caseres and Matt Browning were both 
named Louisville Slugger Baseball Freshmen All-Americans. 
Caseres, who was selected for the CAA All-Rookie Team, was 
proud that he was "able to represent JMU the right way on and 
off the field." Also honored to play for the Dukes, Browning 
reflected on the season as "a learning experience" for him. 

Despite the rocky start, graduate Davis Stoneburner, 
junior Lee Bujakowski and senior Player of the Year Kel- 
len Kulbacki joined forces with the rest of the team to get 

moving. After their first home win of the season against 
Old Dominion University, the Dukes traveled to the University 
of Maryland and beat the Terps 13-6 on March 13. They 
hit hard when they came from behind to conquer Virginia 
Tech 8-6 on AprU 24. The following day, the Dukes defeated 
the third-ranked team. University of Virginia, 7-6, which 
was considered to be the team's season accomplishment. 
The team finished the season with a 22-31 record overall, 
and ranked ninth in the CAA Conference. 

The season was a "roller coaster ride," according to 
Caseres. The team "started slow, got going, and fizzled out," 
agreed Coach McFarland. 

Regardless of the ups and downs, the Dukes gained atten- 
tion. Kulbacki was drafted 40th overall by the San Diego Padres. 
Graduate Jacob Cook signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, and 
Stoneburner was drafted ninth round by the Texas Rangers. 

With the loss of these experienced players, the 2008 team 
would be "very young but talented," McFarland remarked. 
"If the young guys figure it out early, we should have a pretty 
good year and maybe make some noise late in the season and 
at the conference tournament." 

The CAA Tournament, championship rings and head- 
ing to Regionals was the game plan, but "the friendships 
that you make with the other guys on the team" is what 
Browning believed made playing for the Dukes worthwhile. 
With new talent, dedication and strong teamwork, the upcom- 
ing season was sure to be a grand slam. 
IntoiniJtion compiled from www. . 


spotlig ht 

Front row: Michael Brogan, Lfscanec, Trevor Kaylid, Bobby Kim, Chris McMo- 
hoii, Kyie Hoffman, Jason Kuhn; Second row: Alex Follz, Rob Altieri, Brelt Garner, Davis 
Stoneburner, Matt TownsencI, )oe Lil^e. Mike l^jbiaschi, Jacob Cook, Trevor Knight, Justin 
Wood, Dustin Crouch: Third row: Head Coach Spanky McFarland, Assistant Coach Jay 
Sullenger, Matt Browning, |<jhn Cira, Mitchell Moses, Chris Johnson, Clay McKim, Dan 
Santobianco, Kellen Kulbacki. Assistant Coach Travis Ebaugh; Assistant Coach Graham 
Sikes, Chris Kelly; Back row: Lee Bujakowski, Allie Swanson, Kurt Houck, Brett Sellers, 
Bobby Lasko, Steven Caseres 

Alex Foltz 


East Hardy, W.Va. 


- Led CAA in stolen bases 

- Eight-game hitting streak to 
close season 


- Baseball Freshman All-Ping! 

- CAA Rookie of the Week for 
final week of season 

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Demonstrating perfect 

precision, junior Kellen 

Kulbacki smashes the ball. 

As a sophomore, Kulbacki 

was named the Collegiate 

Baseball/Louisville Slugger's 

National Co-Player of the 

Year. Pholo courtesy of 

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Hoping to moke the out, 
sophomore Steven Caseres 

dives for the ball. Caseres 
was a Collegiate Baseball 
Freshman All-American and 
the CAA All-Rookie team. 
Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

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Derensivelv. grjcJujle Kylee 

Dardine checks her opponent 

in attempt to gain control of 

the baH. While body checking 

was not ailowed in women's 

lacrosse, players couid crosse 

check to dislodge the boil 

from an opponent's stick. 

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Holding their stici^s up high, 

the women's lacrosse team 

cheers to gel pumped for 

a game. The team didn't 

limit building morale on the 

field, as many of the women 

were also close outside of 

the sport. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Media Relations 


Columbia, Md. 

32^ Sports 




- Team tri-captain 

- Member of 2006 and 2007 
Elite US National Team 

- WLCA All-South Region 
second team 

- All-conference (CAA) first 

Stic KIN' 

bv Case\' Smith 


Sometimes all it took to set a team apart was a little TLC. 
The dose bonds formed between teammates, on top of a winning 
season, made the lacrosse team's season unforgettable. 

Starting the season off ranked 12th in the nation, the 
team kept up with a rigorous practice schedule while bonding 
and creating friendships that would last throughout the 
year and help lead them to a successful season. When push 
came to shove, they were there for each other on and off the 
field, through good times and bad. 

"We leaned on one another in sad times, happy times 
and stressful times," said senior Kylee Dardine. 

They hustled up and down the field, and although their 
breath escaped them, the women never gave up, whether 
it was during a game or just practice. This perseverance 
and dedication paid off when the Dukes trounced the 
third-ranked Georgetown University in the second game 
of the season. The team gained momentum and from there, 
began a six-game winning streak that ended only with a 
loss to the University of Virginia. 

"Stepping into the field each day, we beat the crap 
out of each other because we were playing so hard to 
improve our game," said senior captain Kylee Dardine. 
"There were, without a doubt, battles on the field at 
practice, but those battles ended as soon as we stepped off 
that field." 

The ladies played as a unit while on the field and continued 

their relationships after the play clock ran out. They studied 
together, hung out on weekends and planned team outings. 

"There was a very strong familial feeling among us," 
said sophomore Meredith Torr. 

Starting the season off nationally ranked, the girls 
remained modest while competing, and recognized their 
competitions desire to defeat them. 

"Being ranked put a target on our chest for opponents 
to aim for, but that target just motivated us to raise our 
game to the next level so the opponents never got a 'bulls- 
eye'," said Dardine. 

Despite several potentially challenging changes, 
including a new head coach, the team prospered over the 
course of the season, closing with an impressive record and 
a runner-up position in the Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) Championship. Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, first-time 
coach, said that she was most proud that the team "didn't 
allow change to be an excuse during the season, stayed 
focused despite all their injuries and learned to lead each 
other to greatness." 

The Dukes won five consecutive games after facing 
U.Va., and eventually ended the season with an impressive 
13-5 record. The team's hard work paid off, resulting in a 
successful season. 

"When push came to shove, we were 29 strong," said 
senior Brigid Strain. 

Front row: Athletic Trainer Vanessa Ttono.Meiedilli Tuir, Lauren Bi jcilev, BmoLe Rhodey, 
Mary Fran Shelton, less Brophy, )aime Dardine, Liza Ayers: Second row: lulle Stone, 
Brigid Strain, Sarah Steinbach, Team tri-captain Maria Bosica, Team tri-taptain Kelly Berger, 
Team trI-captaIn Kylee Dardine, Lynlea Cronin, Natasha Fuchs; Third row: Manager Caltlin 
DIeringer, Assistant Coach Lindsay Lewis, Annie Wagner, Janice Wagner, Kierstin McLouth, 
Kelly Wetzel, Morgan Kelly, Nina Emala, Manager James Reddish. Student Assistant Athletic 
Trainer Jessica Zink: Back Row: FHead Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, Liz Walsh, Emily 
Mailer, Morgan Kimherly, Kim Griffin, Jackie Gateau, Jess Boshko, Susan Lines, Michelle 
Maier, Assistant Coach Jessica Wilk 





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^ophomore Brittney Lyddane 

tags her opponent. Lvddane 

played second base ior the 

Dukes. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Media Relatfon<^ 



1 North Dakota State 4 
4 Manhattan 2 

1 College of Charleston 2 
4 Manhattan 3 

2 North Florida 3 




Florida Atlantic 


Texas Tech 

Florida Atlantic 






East Carolina 





East Carolina 

Norfolk State 

Norfolk State 

Coastal Carolina 

Coastal Carolina 



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St. Francis 



St. Francis 













Georgia State 






Georgia State 

George Mason 




George Washington 


George Washington 



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Georgia State 




Georgia State 



ptiotu i-Ou/le^y ol i 

Front row: Renee Bounds, Amher Kirk, Jenny Clohan, Britljnv U\sun, Itnnikr Ch.r. 
:5ritljny LyHdane, Kendra lohnson; Second row: Branden Moss, Kaitlyn Wernsing. K 
George, Tamara Carrera, Courtney Simons, Shaunte Duarle, Sally Smith; Back row: K 
i-ochran, Lauren Mernin, Chel'sea Ryan, Julia Dominguez, Meredith Felts 


by Bethany Blevins 


The ladies of the Softball team ended their season 
with 38 wins including an 18-game winning streak, a feat 
no previous team managed to conquer. Under the direction 
of Coach Katie Flynn, the team also recorded its best 
conference record of 17-3, and earned the second seed 
in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Conference 
Tournament along with Hofstra University. 

"I think our most important win was against Hofstra," 
said sophomore Lauren Merin. "They are by far our toughest 
opponent and it was a great accomplishment to beat them 
and have a win against them under our belts." 

The team's great success was due to a wide range of 
all-star athletes who collected a number of awards and 
recognitions throughout the season. New to the team were 
sophomores Lauren Mernin, Branden Moss and Courtney 
Simons, who contributed to the All-Rookie team. Senior first 
baseman Jenn Chavez, junior pitcher Jenny Clohan, junior 
outfielder Kaitlyn Wernsing, Mernin and senior shortstop 
Katie George were the five players named to the 2006 
All-Rookie team, the most players selected from one team in 
the CAA. Junior third baseman Amber Kirk and sophomore 
outfielder Courtney Simons were selected for the All-CAA 
second team. Clohan, Chavez, junior Meredith Felts, Kirk 

and Wernsing were all selected at least once as CAA Player of 
the Week. Chavez was also named CAA Player of the Year. 

Many of the lady Dukes were recognized for their athletic 
achievements outside of the conference as well. Clohan 
was named to the First Team and Chavez and George to 
the Second NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team. Clohan, 
Chavez, Kirk and Wernsing were all selected to the All-State 
team. Clohan was selected for First Team honors. 

The team lost George, who in her four- year career was 
captain for the last two seasons, named to the All-CAA 
twice and to the All-Region second team, and named as one 
of the Colonial Athletic Conference's player's of the week 
three times. She scored 50 runs, and recorded 70 hits, five 
triples, si.x home runs, and hit an average of .368. She also 
ranked first in many university Softball records including 
games played, runs scored, total bases ran and stolen, and 
triples and doubles. 

Finishing its best season to date, the team planned to keep 
the legacy of award- winning softball alive for years to come. 

"I couldn't have asked for a more fun season as a 
freshman," said Mernin. "It was a great e.xperience and I 
can't wait for next year." 
Information compiled from www. 


Jenn Chavez 

Upland, Calif. 


- Batting Average; .395 

- Homeruns: 9 

- RBI: 44 


- CAA Co-Player of the Year 

- First Team All-CAA 

- Second Team NFCA 

- Commissioners Academic 
Award recipient 

- Mid- Atlantic All Region 

Folkming her first out, 

senior Katie George 

.iltempts to make j double 
pl.iy. George hit her 13th 
triple in a game against the 
University of North Carolina 
.11 Wilmington, giving her the 
university record for career 
triples (S/1 1 1. Photo courtesy 
of Sports Media Relations 

Soithall 327 

men s 

What's All the 

:)\ Walter Canter 


While tennis was technically a spring sport, the hard court 
Dukes voUeyed and aced year-round. The fall consisted ot Victo- 
rious singles and doubles tournaments, while the spring found 
the team with a shortened roster and less team success. Though 
it was a difficult year, the team reUshed in its victories. 

The Dukes fared well in the autumn air. They started 
the fall semester off at the Washington and Lee Men's 
Tennis Invitational. Individually, sophomore Mike Smith 
and senior Don Davidson won their respected flights. 
Graduate lohn Snead reached the championship match, 
but fell in game three. The doubles pairs of senior Jesse 
Tarr and Smith and graduate Brian Clay and sophomore 
Brian Rubenstein won their flights as well. Victories continued 
through the Hampton Roads Invitational. The Dukes' 
Smith won flight B singles with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over 
Liberty's Jarda Trojan. Sophomore Chris Armes and junior 
Kevin Cretella won the flight D doubles. Early fall success, 
however, did not guarantee the Dukes a smooth spring. 

Without Armes, Cretella and Davidson, the team 
faced a seven-match losing streak after winning the first 
one against Drexel. The losses included four shutouts to 
Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of Wil- 
liam & Mary, Old Dominion University and the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The 7-0 loss 
to UNC knocked something loose. 

The team rallied its season in March with a four-game 

winning streak. Two of these matches were close 4-3 \ictories 
over the University of Richmond and Longwood UniversiU'. 
The team took both matches with phenomenal doubles 
victories. The Richmond victory included a three-match 
sweep in doubles. The Longwood win was epic. Snead and 
Rubenstein edged the third doubles match 8-6. Com- 
bined with the phenomenal 8-1 route on court one from 
Tarr and Smith, the feat gave the Dukes a dramatic win. 

After the string of wins, the Dukes edged back into a 
losing streak. They faced two straight unsuccessful matches 
against Clemson University and Radford University, both 
taking 7-0 wins over the Dukes. But the team responded 
to the double shutout with a shutout of its own. The next 
match was home against the unsuspecting George Mason 
University. The Dukes pulled out all the tricks and deliv- 
ered a disastrous blowout 7-0 victory. All but one singles 
match was determined in straight sets. The victory helped 
the Dukes enter the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) 
tournament as the sLxth seed, where they fell in round one 
to the third seed, William & Mary. 

One of the high points of the year came off the court 
when Snead was named the male Scholar- Athlete of the 
Year. He was twice named the JMU Athletic Director 
Scholar- Athlete. His skill on the court earned him a place 
on the AU-CAA doubles list. 
I nlormation compiled from www. 

ExpeclanI, Rrjdujti Brian 

Clay watcher his forehand 

return head over the nel. 

Clay had an 11-14 record 

in singles competition and 

a 7-3 doubles record with 

his teammate junior Carlin 

Campbell. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Media Relations 

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Jesse Tarr 

Midlothian. Va. 


- 15-5 record in doubles play 

- 16-7 overall doubles record 


- Third Team All-CAA in 

- Winners of the flight A 
doubles title at the Hampton 
Roads Collegiate Invitational 
of Newport News 

- Ranked 15th in the Mideast 
region of the FILA rankings as 
part of a doubles team 




Eveing the ball, senior 
lesse Tarr prepares to 
return the volley with a 
backhand. Tarr, along with 
sophomore Mike Smith, 
was the Dukes' number 
one doubles team and 
ranked I5th in the Mideast 
Region. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

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1 East Carolina 3 
3 Drexel 




George Washington 


William & Mary 
Old Dominion 






North Carolina 




Mary Washington 








George Mason 
Norfolk State 



UNC Wilmington 





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Front row: ( uach Secord, luhn Snuati. jubse T.ur, Brian Rubensteiii, Ku; 
Back row: Don Davidson, Carlin Campbell, \tike Smith, Brian Clay 

c A lend cJenrtid 32.'^ 

women s 


b\ Erin \'enier 


It was a wonder that all of the women's tennis players 
weren't science majors. With such strong chemistry on and 
off the court, it was no surprise that the women heated up 
the game with their bone-crushing backswings and sensa- 
tional serves. The players soaked up their team dynamic 
and used it to their advantage. 

"I remember beating the girl from [the University 
of Delaware] and it was especially exciting because it was 
the deciding match and Delaware is one of our biggest 
rivals," said junior .A.nna Khoor. "It was really good to have 
my team supporting me throughout the whole match." 

Individuality and strong leadership traits awarded 
graduate Lauren Graham the title of Most Valuable Player. 
In addition to the MVP title, Graham received the 
Coach's Award, not only for her tournament wins, but also 
for her commitment to the team, intense leadership skills 
and ability to represent herself and her teammates in an 
exceptional manner. The season was the second consecutive 
year Graham won the MVP award as the team's co-captain 
and Scholar- Athlete of the Year finalist. With 17 doubles 
wins and 10 singles victories during the fall and spring sea- 
sons, Graham attained the best doubles record on the team. 

Highlights like these made it easy for the team members 
to support each other, but it was when times were tough that 
the women relied hea\'il\- on the natural chemistn,- they shared 

"We are a really happy and fun team," said Khoor. "We 

lo\'e to hang out on and off the courts, and because our chem- 
istry off the courts is so good, it makes us play well together." 

When challenges engulfed the team, the women relied on 
each other for support. "Sometimes it gets hard and stressful 
when we ha\'e to tra\'el to a ton of matches and tournaments, 
but we all know that we have been through the same thing and 
help each other through it," said junior Barrett Donner. 
"We make it a fun time to help each other with school 
work if tutoring is needed." 

Head Coach Maria Malerba also made a great impact on 
the team. With a master's degree in physical education and 33 
years of e.xperience at the universit)', she was able to tbrm a close 
bond with the women who played the sport she held so dear. 

"I don't think the program would be half of what it is 
today without Maria, because she is just the most amazing 
woman and coach," said Donner. 

No matter the score at the end of the match, the women's 
tennis team knew that they could rely on each other for sup- 
port. Though they came from different backgrounds and 
skill levels, the women were able to communicate with each 
other personally, creating a team that extended beyond the 
bounds of the court. 

"It's different than every team I've been on; there is no 
competition between players," said Donner. "I don't think there 
is another team at JMU who is as close as we are." 
Iniormation compiled Irom www. 

front row; ..-.ur, Barrel! Donner, Louren Cfjiidm, Rebeccj Erick».j.., Back row: \ ; ;: 

Randolph Day, Catherine Phillips, Kirra Summers, Anna Khoor, Kelly Maxwell, Briana lain 

Wailing to return the ball 
sophomore Rebecca Ef ickson 

readies to take .i b.ickhanfl 

swing. Erickson and 

teammate sophomore Brian.! 

Jain made the Dukes proufi 

in their first season, primariK 

playing second-nnkcd 

doubles. Photo Courtesy of 

Sports Media Relations 

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6 Lehigh 1 

1 Duquesne 6 ^_ 

8 St. Cloud State 1 H 

7 Sacred Heart ^H 

1 Richmond 6 |^| 

5 VV&L 4 ■ 

4 George Washington 3 ^H 

2 Longwood 5 ^H 

3 Liberty 4 ^| 

2 UNGW 5 H 

6 Towson 1 ^H 

4 Delaware 3 ^H 

5 George Mason 2 ^H 

5 Norfolk State 2 H 

3 Radford 4 



Kelly Maxwell 

Williamsburg, Va. 


- Commissioners Academic 
Award Recipient 

^^^^^^^^B Statistics: 

^^^^^^^H - Posted winning marks in both 

^^^^^^^H and doubles 

^^^^^^^^B competitions 

^^^^^^^^B ~ Went 14-2 in spring singles 


^^^^^^^^H - Made it to flight linals at the 

^^^^^^^^B Hampton Roads Invitational ut ^h^h 

^^^^^^^H News ^^^^H 

Focused on the ball, 
|unior Barrett Donner 

serves with lorce. Donner 
linished her second season 
.IS a recipient of the 
Commissioner's Academic 
Avvjrd. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

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men s 

track & field 

Expended from Ihe rnne 

senior Bryan Buckland 

stays in stride as he 

nears the finish line. In 

Ihe CAA Track and Field 

Championship, Buckland 

finished fifth in the 10,000- 

meter run. Photo courtesy 

of Sports Media Relations 

Front row: Will Shoemaker, James Printz, Brandon Dick, Steve Tamburrino, Matt Berodin, 
Tanner Cummings, Sam Horn, Scott Tekesky, James Snyder; Second row: Spencer Katona, 
Kyle Siska, Ryan Colas, Reid Ulrich, Pete Serkes, Mark Rinker, Bill Hawthorne, Chris Ward, 
Matt Bailey, Eric Slovvinsk\ ; Third row: Nick Oltman, Pete Novick, Tim Young, Chris 
Franzoni, James Burns: Back row: Tedd\ Kranis, Chris Brandlein, Jeff Kuhland , Dan Rylands, 
Dave Baxter, C. VV. Moran, Josiah Cadle, Andrew Waring, Rainer Fiala, Jordan Cole 
Kevin Brinkley, Doron White, Ben Knight 

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. W. Moran 


Potomac Falls, Va. 


- 2005 All-Conference (5K, 3rd 

- Three-time IC4A qualifier 
('05. '06, '07) 

- 2007 NCAA Championship 
provisional qualifier (lOK) 


n' Lianne Palmatier 


Taking on teams twice its size, the men's track and field 
team hosted the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Cham- 
pionships in April, placing seventh. It was the last chance for the 
men to officially prove themselves as the team was cut from the 
university's lineup, due to the decision regarding Title IX. 

As second after second ticked by, perseverance took on 
a new meaning. A race required not only physical talent but 
extreme determination to complete such a daunting task. 
Staying moti\'ated involved a certain mindset. 

"I was motivated to run long distances because I knew 
that if I put in the hard work I would be beating people in the 
races," said graduate )osiah Cadle. "I didn't necessarily enjoy 
running long distances but I did enjoy the competition 
and I did enjoy beating as many people as possible." 

In the tvvo-day championship event, senior Br)'an Buckland 
placed fifth in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 30:58.05, 
followed by senior Andrew Waring in sixth place with a time of 
30:59.41. Both qualified to go on to the Intercollegiate Associa- 
tion of Amateur Athletes of America (ICAAAA) National race. 

Waring's season goal was to qualify for the ICAAAA 
competition. He said the workouts throughout the season 
were designed with the ICAAAA in mind. 

The participants of the 10,000-meter race faced a strong 
competitor in the College of William & Mary team as well as 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. To contend 
with the powerhouse opponents, both individual and team 

events needed strong performances including the 4\400-meter 
relay in which the Dukes placed fourth with a time of 3:22.01. 

While other teams could saturate events with many partici- 
pants, being undersized meant that top performers needed to step 
up. The field events dominated as senior Doron White went on to 
win third place in the discus throw with 46.07 meters and fourth 
place in the hammer throw with 45.32 meters. Graduate Daniel 
Rylands placed fifth in the javelin throw with 49.85 meters. 

"Competing against larger teams was awesome," Rylands 
said. "Not only did I sometimes get to see some of the best 
throwers in the country, but I was an underdog and I really 
wanted to show them up." 

To prepare for the championship race, practice proved 
\ital as conceptualizing the race helped prepare the athletes. "I 
just have a simple routine," said senior C. W Moran. "During 
the warm-up before the race I would spend some time doing 
slow breathing and visualization. I didn't think too much 
though, over analyzing can cause more problems." Moran 
ran the 5,000-meter uith a time of 15:08.74, placing tenth. 

Although varsity men's track and field was eliminated 
from the university, the athletes who stayed did not suffer 
defeat. "Everything is the same as it was when I was on the 
team," said Moran. "I still train ever\' day and race competiti\'ely. 
I have a good group of people to train with and support me. 
They help keep me motivated." 
Intormaliun compiled from 

Tightl\ L-lutching tlie baton, 

junior Spencer Katona 

increases the lead on his 
George M,ison University 
opponent. The team 
competed in events such as 
relays, hurdles, shot put and 
pole vault. Photo courtesy 
of Spencer Katona 

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women s 

track & field 

Determined to clear the 

hurdle, senior Marisa 

Biggins pushes herself as 

she competes. Biggins took 

third place in her 4x200- 

meter relay heat at the Penn 

Relays. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Medi^ Relations 


Dena Spickard 

Marion, Va. 



- Conference (CAA) Runner of 
he Year (2006) 
Placed 107th at NCAA 
National Championships 
All-Southeast Region after 
a 22nd-place finish at the 
NCAA Southeast Region 



A 7«f .iV -A» •«► -A -)^ •* \-f\-' 

Front row: lessica Propsi, Erin Bender, Amber Lussier, Kate Olstol, Theadonia Morris, 
Br!! in, I ussier, Emily Hellmuth, Ashley Leberfinger, Casey Rowley, Rebecca Hoogland; 
Second row: Katelyn Crowley, Tina Forgach, Lana McCowan, Kristina Kline, Kyra Burner, Bri- 
anna Crockett, lamie Obendorfer, Jessica O'Brien, Simone Seal, Christy Ward, Kelly Sherrard; 
Third row: Holly Fredericksen, Alison Parris, Caitlin O'Malley, Kelly Payne, Stephanie Shenk, 
Joanne Britland, Sarah DiCarlo, Michelle Beardmore, Danielle Willox, Gina Casella, Jessica 
Russell, Emily Stewart, Jessica Nauta, Elaina Orphanides, Alicia LaRoche, Claire Smith, Danna 
Frink, Bethany Riley Casey Pagan, Nicole Rabinowitz, Renee Lolt, Jackie Forgach, Aspen Fos- 
ter, Erin Harrison; Fourth row: Dena Spickard, Alison Macdonald, Rebecca Eisenhauer, Jen- 
nifer Marinacci, Katelyn Guerriere, Candace Nelms, not identified, LaVonne Ellerbc, Jessica 
Wade; Bacl( row: Jennifer Chapman, Marisa Biggins, Adrienne Mayo, Christine Nicewonger, 
Michelle Tyree, Rashonda Roberson, Leslie Anderson, Megan Forbes 

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Life in the 

bv Walter Canter 


From the beginning of the indoor season in December 
to the outdoor season wrap-up in June, the women of the 
track and field team broke records and beat personal bests. 

The Dukes kicked off the outdoor season at the Fred 
Hardy Imitational in Richmond, \^a., March 24 where sopho- 
more Jessica Wade broke her own shot put record, throwing 
45-3, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference 
(ECAC). Other outstanding performances came from senior 
Michelle T)Tee and juniors Leslie Anderson, Danna Frink and 
Candace Nelms, who won first place in the 400-meter relay. 

One week later, the Dukes earned three more qualify- 
ing spots for the ECAC; two for the triple jump and one 
for the 400-meter relay. 

The highlight of the outdoor season came at home, 
during the JMU Invitational, where the Dukes took 12 
first place finishes. Nelms took first in the 100 meter 
and the long jump, and was also part of the first-place 

400-meter relay team. Nicewonger was a double winner 
as she claimed first in high jump and triple jump. 

The universit)' hosted the Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) championships and, as a team, placed fifth out of 
nine with 98 points. Senior Allison Macdonald opened 
the meet with a high, breaking the school record for the 
hammer throw. 

"Our goal for the season was to win the CAA con- 
ference meet," said Frink. "We didn't meet it, but we're 
going into [the next] season with the same goal." 

The highlight of the season came for junior Jessica 
Wade at the CAA Conference meet, where she qualified 
for the NCAA regional meet. After this qualification, 
she set her hopes even higher. 

"My goal this year," said Wade, "since it is the Olym- 
pic year, is to qualify for the Olympics." 
Information compiled from www. 

Focusing on the task iihead, 
graduate Adrienne Mayo 

gains momenrum tor the 
big jump. Mayo plated 
10th in triple jump and 16th 
in long jump at the ECAC 
Championships. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Media 

Holding her hands high. 
jnior Candace Nelms 

^ets ready lo take on 
the long jump. As a 
■reshman, Nelms won the 
Richmond Invitational 
long jump with a jump 
of 18 teet, 5 1/4 inches. 
Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 


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Twisting, sophomore 
Jessica Sunkin wows the 
football crowd with a torch 
stunt. The torch was a 
variation of the liberty stunt 
and was among the many- 
stunts the cheerleaders 
performed on game days. 
Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

Rosanne Baker 

Greenbelt, Md. 



- On the squad for four years 

- Captain 

- Academic Achievement 

Front row: Lauren Schick, Courtney Doherty, Tameka Fitzgerald (coach), Berna Mazon. 
Rosanne Baker, Leigh Culver, lessica Sunkin, Rachel Johnson, Paige Hammond: Back 
row: |ohn Nguyen, Ryan Wilder, Matthew Walker, Aaron Wimer, Nicholas Bass, LOaniei 
Llnverricht, Paul Crisman, Stuart Bell, Greg Perrow, Adam Sheets, Ty Freeman 

Expertly, a cheerleader flips 

backwards with the help 

of another squad member 

With all the flips, tosses and 

jumps, cheerleaders learned 

to depenri on each other 

Photo courtesy of Sports 

Media Relations 

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b\' Meg Streker 


The university's coed cheerleading squad didn't just 
build pyramids and bend over backwards. The members 
of the squad were busy juggling school, practices and 
cheerleading events while using their time and energy not 
only to improve skills, but also to build relationships and 
establish respect for each other. 

The club cheerleading squad cheered for women's bas- 
ketball and football, while the coed squad cheered at football 
and men's basketball games. Members had to trust each other 
in order to complete difficult stunts, which required depend- 
ing on each other for safet)'. 

"We've become such a close family," said senior Ryan 
Wilder, co-captain of the squad and four-year cheerlead- 
er. "Some I have known since I was a freshman, and now 
consider them my best friends." 

The close and trusting relationships among the squad 
boosted spirits and helped the squad perform at its maxi- 
mum potential. 

"We have very good team dynamics," said Wilder. 
"Everyone gets along and knows their role in e\ery pyramid 
and stunt. This leads to very efficient practices and reduces 
tension when bodies are being thrown o\er 20 feet in the air!" 

Sophomore Rachel Johnson, who had been cheering 
at the university for two years, agreed. "We have a very 
strong and close team with amazing captains who always 
know what needs to get done, and coaches and assistant 
coaches to help and guide us." 

Squad members had a good time showing off their talents. 
Johnson "always enjoy[ed] trying new stunts and being 
thrown in the air." Her favorite aspects of cheerleading 
were the "football games and being able to support the 
school spirit of IMU." 

The squad practiced between two and three times a 
week in preparation for their game day appearances. The)' also 
brought spirit and entertainment to local communit)' events. 

Although the cheerleaders had not participated in any 
recent competitions, they planned to be part of a March 
cheerleading competition hosted by the University of 

Many of the squad's members got their spirit and 
enthusiasm from the thrill of being in front of a crowd. 

"My favorite thing about cheerleading would be perform- 
ing," said junior Courtney Doherty. "I love the response 

from the crowd when we do something exciting." 

I nform.U K'tn compiled from \\ w \\ 

Joined by Duke Dog, 
the cheerleading i^quad 
pumps up the crowd. "I 
think the team dynamic 
this year is awesome," 
said junior Courtney 
Doherty "Everyone is really 
dedicated and motivated." 
Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

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women s 

cross country 


bv Rachel Canfielcl 


Fifh'-two fast-moving feet, 26 women, eight tourna- 
ments, several miles and one university alumnus coach- 
that was the women's cross country team. Competing in 
tournaments up and down the East Coast, the team practiced 
most days a week in preparation. 

"We usualh' practice four to sLx days a week, depend- 
ing on what part of the season we are in," said freshman 
Bridget Draper. "It's more in the preseason and less during 
competition and more on your own." 

Even though cross country took a great deal of individ- 
ual effort, the love for running brought the team together. 

"It's great when you surround yourself with people 
who share your common interests, goals and experienc- 
es," said sophomore Alison Parris. "My friends and I take 
pride in pushing ourselves to new levels of pain." 

The team worked together to keep spirits high and 
race times low. 

"The team dynamic is very positive and energetic this 
year," said senior Michelle Beardmore. "We are definitely 
more unified and enjoy working together as a single unit 
rather than everyone working individually." 

Together, along with Head Coach Dave Rinker (77), the 
team ranked high throughout the season. Hosting September's 
JMU Invitational and finishing second, senior Dena Spickard 
dominated the 5,100-meter race, receiving first place. 

The season rounded out with Colonial Athletic 
Association and National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion (NCAA) Southeast Region Championships as the 

fall set in and temperatures dropped. The team finished 
second and twelfth, respectively. Out of the 225 runners 
\\ho competed in the NCAA's 6,000-meter race, Spickard 
placed 45th and sophomore Jessica Propst placed 46th. 

The final tournament of the year was the Nov. 17 
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Cham- 
pionships in New York. The team finished sixth out of 
the 12 teams competing. Ninety-five runners complet- 
ed the 5,000-meter course and Parris placed 18th. 

AU members of the cross coimtry team were also on the 
universitN' track team. As a freshman, Parris was redshirted 
for cross country, but participated on the universit\''s track 
and field team. "I practice about sLx days a week every week," 
said Parris. "Sometimes we have alternate training on 
our own and other times we have our meets — I don't count 
those as practice days." 

In practices, competitions and social events, the 
individual women came together to create a strong team. 

"There is a mixture of different personalities and 
everyone has their own clique, however, we still perform 
as one team with the same goals in mind," said Parris. 
"We're definitely a lively bunch of girls. Our poor coach 
deals with jumping beans 24/7!" 

Draper agreed, "We are all so different and that's what 

makes it so interesting. We all bring so many different 

things to the table and are from so many different places. 

We push each other day in and day out to become better 

runners and better people." 

Information compiled troir, www 

Motivated by Head Cooth 

Dave Rinker. senior Michelle 

Beardmore tocuses on 

!■ ; ■ . ini; her Mce time. 

' )rite part ol the 

orking together 

wiih ni\ leanimatef," faid 

Beardmore. Photo courtesy 

of Sports Media Relations 

Edging past her competitors 

senior Dena Spickard 

keeps up her pace. An 

accomplished runner, 

Spickard led the team in half 

of its season's tournaments. 

Photo courtesy of Sports 

Media Relations 

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Rp.idy tor artinn, junmr 

Melissa Stefaniak lakes 

cunlrol ul Ihe bjll. As a 

midfielder and forward, 

Slefoniak was ranked hiph 

in the CAA: fifth in shots, 

second in points, lied firsi 

in goals and tied founli 

in game-winning gf^'""'^ 

Photo cour(e.5y of Sports 

Media Relatione 

Front row; Melissa McNeils, Rachel Ceisler, R.iiidi Sogoar, Meghan Bam, Lauren Walls, Me- 
Irssa Stefaniak, Ashley Wails, Melissa Walls, Becky Hilgar, Kristen O'Rourke, Jessie Dawson; 
Back Row: Head Coach Antoinette Lucas, Kelsey Culchins, Dolores de Rooij, Tara King, 
Ljurt'ii Sleianiak, Regan Shouldis, )enny Eakin, Merel Broekhuizen, Amy Daniel, Athletic 
Trainer Vanessa Trono, Assistant Coach Julie Munson, Assistant Coach Rvan Langford 

3^2 Sportd 




b\ Lianne Palmatier 


When the field hockey team mixed two sets of sisters 
and a cousin within a group of goal-oriented females, out came 
a 2007 championship. With members focusing on individual 
and team goals, wins rolled in and the team made a strong 
showing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 
tournament in November. 

Having close relatives on the team offered a dilTerent 
dynamic than could be found on most other teams. Sisters 
senior Lauren and sophomore Melissa Stetaniak and sophomores 
Ashley, Lauren and Melissa Walls with cousin freshman Meghan 
Bain had a deeper bond than most of their opponents. 

"Since we play so well together and because there are 
SLX of us that have a sense for each other, it really is something 
special," said Lauren. "We always know where each person is 
on the field without even looking up, and that makes our 
bond and strength on the field so much stronger." 

Players were well-recognized for individual contributions. 
The Walls sisters along with sophomore Kelsey Cutchins 
were named to the first team all-region, and Melissa Stefaniak 
and Bain were named to the second. 

Conquering opponents to win the Colonial Athletic 
Association (CAA) Championship for the second consecutive 
\'ear, the team fought a hard battle to repeat last year's \'ictor\-. 

"I think the biggest challenge was winning CAAs and 
beating ODU [Old Dominion University]," said Melissa. 
"We suffered a tough loss against them in the beginning 
of the season and realized we were so much better than 

them. When we got to the final game of CAAs there was 
no greater feeling when we beat them." 

Tlie team went on to the NCAA tournament, beating 
Duke University in the first round, but suffering a loss 
to the Universit)' of North Carolina at Chapel HOI in the final 
minutes of the second game. Despite this, top performances 
did not go unnoticed. 

"This season was one of my best performances in all 
of my career," said Lauren. "I was in the best shape possible, 
I played with finesse and I was a leader of the team. I held 
our defense together and this was a great year for me and 
the rest of the team." 

The lady Dukes stressed the roles of mental and physical 
aspects in improving their game. 

"We have a team meeting right before the game where 
Coach [Antoinette] Lucas comes in and fills us in on the last 
minute details," said Cutchins. "Up until that point, I keep 
things normal, just like it was any other day." 

Going out on the field with a confident attitude equaled 
success as the Dukes won 15 of their 19 regular season games 
after successfully meeting challenges during the season. Hopes 
for the future included winning the CAA champioship again. 

"My greatest challenge is al\va)'s pushing myselt and making 
myself better," said Lauren. "I have always succeeded before 
and I always strive to be the best that I can be. I ne\er settle 
for anything less than the best." 
Information compiled from 

otii ght 

Merel Broekhuizen 


Groningen, The Netherlands 


- Total Saves: 36 

- GA Average: 1.79 

- 6 shutouts in goal 


- CAA Commissioners 
Academic Award 

- JMU Athletic Director Scholar 

Forcetully. forward 
sophomore Meghan Bain 
competes for possession 
ot the bail. Bain scored the 
game-winning goal in the 
university's first NC.-NA win 
in 12 years. Photo courtesy 
of Sports Media Relations 

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by Walter Canter 


The gridiron Dukes continued a legacy of success 
as they entered the postseason for the third time in four 
years. As Coach Mickey Matthews and quarterback junior 
Rodney Landers led the Dukes to an eight-win season, the 
games never failed to entertain. Three players earned first 
team Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors, with 
senior Tony LeZotte, the team's free safety, earning CAA 
defensive player of the year status. 

The season began with high hopes. After a rough exit 
from the 2006 postseason, the Dukes were out for Carolina 
blue blood against the University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill, a bowl division team. The Tar Heels ran over the Dukes 
37-14. After the game, Matthews said, "When you think 
about it from James Madison's perspective, [allowing] 320 
yards of offense, probably half of it was on three plays. 
That's a hard pUl to swaOow." The Dukes rebounded with sLx 
straight wins. 

The highlight of those victories was the Dukes' home 
opener against the University of New Hampshire. The 
Dukes pounded the highly ranked Wildcats 41-24. They 
unleashed a new offense utilizing the quarterback draw. 
Landers picked up over 100 yards rushing, which became a 
regularly occurring stat. 

The team also had a big victory over 'Virginia Military 
Institute CVMI), winning 45-17. 

"Beating, no, slaughtering VMI was great because it 
showed it takes more than just push-ups and buzz cuts to 
be a great football team," said Dukes fan junior Matt Slater 

The final win of the streak took place in Rhode Island, 
where running backs redshirt freshman Griff Yancey and 
senior Antoinne Bolton aided Landers in a 598-yard offense 
game. Kicker junior Jason Pritchard kicked a 50-yard field 
goal with room to spare, tying the fifth longest field goal in 
university history. 

The next two games, against in-state arch rival University 
of Richmond (UR) and CAA leader University of Delaware 
(UD), ended in losses. The Homecoming 17-16 loss to URhit 
the team particularly hard. 

"I thought we played horrible, I thought it was as bad as 
we played in nine years," said Matthews. "I really thought we 

Charging, oilensive lockle 
junior Terrence Apted takes 

on the opposing riclensi 

Apted c.ime to the universif. 

as a starting offensive tackl- 

in 2006 after playing at th 

University of Ul.ih, Photo In 

Sonya Euksuzian 

played as bad as we could play." The following week, the team 
took a hard 37-34 road loss to UD. 

The team rebounded with two wins to end the regular 
season. The Senior Day game against Towson University high- 
lighted the Dukes' defense. The line racked up nine sacks, with 
four led by senior John Baranowsky. Sophomore Scotty McGee 
opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown, 
the longest in school history. The 23-13 win gave the team a 
shot at the playoffs. 

The Dukes traveled to North Carolina to face the Ap- 
palachian State University Mountaineers. They made ESPN 
SportsCenter's top 10 plays with a fake field goal touchdown 
run by kicker junior Dave Stannard, but could not pull the 
win. The Dukes were down 28-27 with time on the clock for 
one final drive. They drove into field goal range. It seemed 
they would advance; a field goal would seal the deal. But with 
only a few ticks of the clock left, the Dukes fumbled inside the 
10-yard line. The game ended 28-27, a close and painful loss. 

"If I had been kicker I would have been really frustrated," 
said former kicker graduate Joe Showker "To have the chance 
to win such an important game, and having kicked those 
field goals before made it even worse to see that fumble... 
it was agonizing." 

The rough end didn't damper the season however, Showk- 
er congratulated, "the boys put together a great season. . .It was 
a great year, they did a great job." 
Information compiled from 

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' anning the field for 
iijmmate to pass to. 

i.ick junior Rodney 
Landers puts on his game 
race. Landers' passing yards 
reached a total of 1,678, 
bringing his college career 
total to 1,754 yards. Photo 
hv SonvJ Euksuzian 

L.C. Baker 

Richmond, Va. 


- Number two in punt return 
average withi 11.4 

- Led team with 631 receiving 

- Number two in punt returns 
for touchdowns 

- First team All-ECAC return 

- First team All-Virginia wide 
receiver by VaSID 








New Hampshire 






Coastal Carolina 









Rhode Island 









William & Mary 





Front row: li ir i »,)l1Iki, l ' l. l"'I.-in , .\iiiMiiiiit; di uu pn, i\(.j\\uv ivlimu, h h- i\m<. >ih I I , u. , >, .v,<?ll, 

\i(A Adams, Hassan Abdul-Wahid, Coach Mickey Matthews, Adam Ford, L.C. Baker, Tony 
! iZoiif. lusiin Barnes, lohn Baranowsky, Marvin Brown, Eugene Holloman, Rodney Landers: 
Second row: lerald Brown, Dominique White, Jamaris Sanders, losh Baird, Evan McCol- 
iijugli. Scutt Lemn, Terrence Apled, Darrieus Ramsey, Brad Whiteacre, Patrick Ward, lason 
Pritchard, Dave Stannard, Marcus Haywood, Shelton Johnson, Arthur Moats, Ray Brown; 
Third row: Mike Pope, Gerren Griffin, Drew Dudzik, Charlie Newman, Rockeed McCarter, 
Sean Price, Dorian Brooks, I.D. Skolnitsky, Mike Caussin, Trae Kenney, Scotty McGee, Sam 
Daniels, Ryan Dean, Reggie Hicks, Bosco Williams; Fourth Row: Pat Williams, Jason fDosh, 
lonas Rawlins, Marcus Charity,Brandon Randolph. Quintrel Thomas, Matt Goff, Andre Par- 
rott, Ian Holmes, Vernon Eason, Chris Clarke, Theo Sherman, Keith McPherson,Griff Yancey, 
Arthur Walker; Fifth Row: Max Alexandre, Julius Graves, Jonathan Williams, Vidal Nelson, 
Colin Fitz-Maurice, Anthony Smith, Dixon Wright, lamal Sullivan, D.J. Bryant, Dave 
(lill, Brandon Monroe, Marcus Turner, Zach Costen, Brett Ainsley; Sixth Row: Scott Noble, 
Kerby Long, Michael Allen, Dominique Smith, Rick Kresinske, Andrew Nutter. Greg 
Woodson, Roane Babington, Elijah McCall, Donnell Brown, Darrelle Anderson, John Rose, 
Markus Hunter, Ronnell Brown 

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inv Blevins 


Both the men's and women's golf teams started the season 
otf with young players and a xision for the future, leff Forbes, 
former imi\'ersit)' ('90) student -athlete, was head coach tor the 
women's team when it placed second and then fourth twice 
in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament, and 
became the men's coach this season. 

"We have all realh' enjoyed him a lot and I think he will 
be able to take the program in the right direction tor the future 
because he seems very committed and loves his job," said 
sophomore Tim Driver. 

Driver, along with other top returning players juniors Field- 
ing Brewbaker and Scott Marino, was joined by freshmen Ross 
Johnston, Matt Neeh; Matt Pesci and Brian Stele, along with re- 
turning sophomores Michael Meisenzahl and Jhonny Montano. 

With a new coach and new players, the men's team had 
a lot of room for improvement and nothing to lose. 

"We played pretty well during the fall with a very young 
team normally starting, [including] myself. Fielding Brewbaker, 
Jhonny Montano and any number of two of our four fresh- 
men," said Driver. 

At the Frank Landrey Invitational, the team shot 316 in 
the final round and finished seventh. Stele, Pesci, Neely and 
Johnston had the opportunit)- to play in their first big match. 

At the Georgetown Hova Invitational in Gaithersburg, 

Md., the team finished 10th through t^vo rounds of 306 and 
307, but then moved to eighth place after the final round of 
298. Brewbaker finished in the final round with 70 and placed 
eighth in the tournament, his second top 1 in the semester 

In his ninth year at the uni\'ersit\', women's Head Coach 
Paul Gooden was joined by top returning players sophomores 
Mary Chamberlain and Mary Stevens. Freshmen Catrin 
Gunnarsson, Kristen Harrington, Kelly Lynch and Laura Mesa 
added to the team's mLx. 

The women's team's best tournament was September's 
Sea Trail Intercollegiate in Sunset Beach, N.C. Chamberlain 
and Lynch tied for ninth with 229 strokes, and the team 
finished fifth out of 14 teams. Mesa was the women's team 
season leader 

The teams practiced at Lakeview Golf Course and 
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course, and the season extended from 
tall through April. On Nov. 26, the men's team announced the 
signing of three new players for the 2008 season with national 
letters of intent. Gooden also announced the signing of Nicole 
Sakamoto from Hawaii. 

With the addition of ne\v talent and the growing relation- 
ships, the men's and women's teams were looking to even more 
improvement in future seasons. 
/:'':;; ,'.rj;; compiled from 

aaa.»j«i MT*Tri'rt?irff?^ 

Front row: Mary Stevens, Kelly Lynch, Catrin Gunnarsson, Laura Mesa, Mary Chamberlain 
M IIP I Jiinster: Back row: Kristen Harrington, Ashley Mantha, Meagan Hayes. Coach Paul Gooden 


- Career rounds: 26 

- Career Averaoe: 88.6 


- Commissioner's Academic 

- Athletic Director Scholar 

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: seing her shor, senior 
Ashley Mantha watches 
•_• ball drive down the 
rway, Mantha played 
golf throughout her 
high school and college 
careers. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 


Fielding Brewbaker 

Salem, Va. 


- Career Rounds: 43 

- Career Average: 76.1 


- Recorded four top 20 finishes 

- Tied for 11th at the Lonnie D 
Small Spring Classic 

Front row: Ross Johnston, Michael Meisenzahl, Tim Driver, Malt Neely; Back row: Field- 
::g Brewbaker, Ihonny Montano, Coach Jeff Forbes, Brian Stele, Matt Pesci 

oHowtng through. 
riphoniore Tim Driver 

completes a chip shot. At 
Old Dominion University's 
Seascape Collegiate 
Invitational, Driver played 
his personal best, shooting 
■ ~ in the second round. 
Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

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men s soccer 

Exhiiar.iled, fjerender and 

niKJl'ieldor senior Frankie 

D'Agostino outruns his 

Virginia Tech opponent. 

D'Agostino finished the 

season lied third in assists 

with freshman Kieran Rice. 

Photo courtesy of Sports 

Media Relations 

Front row: Damim iir.nhov IJ.r.ui ^.inioro -^lulrew t-l.ii\r\ \:k>im ttiik ,\uiik >:iiin,is ><mii 
( jkkiinin, team co-captain Nick Zimmerman; Second row: Stefan Durr, lean Tshinipaka, 
Kieran Kite, lesse BausI, Lucas Domgoergen, Kyle Morsink, Santtu Pcrltunen, Alex Nvdal 
lonathan Smithgall, Esteban Malrionado; Back Row: Team co-captain Tristan Murray, Franku 
D'Agostino, ('I Sapong, Brian Young, Malt While, Ken Manahan, luslin Epperson, Pasid Meiklejohn, 
Lasse Kokko, Billy Swetra, Tom Pollock, Ville Wahlsten 

Maintaining his focus. 
senior Jesse BausI prepares 
to tonnetl uiih the hall. 
Baust was a two-year starter 
and played midfielder and 
defender. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

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bv Rebecca Schneider 


With a disappointing 2-1 loss to Virginia Commonwealth 
University (VCU) on Nov. 8, the men's soccer team closed 
the 2007 fall season with a record of 7-9-3. Finishing 6-5-0 
in the 12-team Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the 
Dukes tied with Hofstra University for seventh place. Due 
to the loss to VCU, the Dukes missed out on qualifying for 
the CAA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association 
tournaments by a hair, needing only one more victory to 
be eligible. Eight of the Dukes' nine losses were by only one 
goal, which included four out of the five conference games. 

With Head Coach Tom Martin back for his 22nd year 
with the Dukes, the players concentrated on "finding a 
formation that would work best with the team," said goal- 
keeper freshman David Meiklejohn. "We have very skillful 
players and we weren't sure how to use them." 

Freshman CJ Sapong made plenty of noise, helping to set 
the pace tor the season by starting in 16 games. "Our best player 
by far was CJ, his attitude and ability to score set an example for 
every player on the team, including the upperclassmen," said 
teammate sophomore Andrew Harvey, a second-year midfield 
and defensive player 

Named the CAA Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year, 
Sapong led the CAA v«th 10 goals and placed fourth with 21 
points. Sapong shared the record for most freshman goals in 
a season with Assistant Coach Patrick McSoreley, who had 
10 goals and 24 points in 1992 while playing for the Dukes. 
Sapong was responsible for scoring the game-winning goals 
at Towson University and Georgia State University, marking 

the team's last two wins of the season. 

The 2-1 win at Towson on Oct. 30 ended the Tigers' 16 
home-game winning streak in overtime. A few days later, 
the Dukes won their fifth straight conference game in the 
2-1 double-overtime win over Georgia State. With both 
games running over the clock, the team had a total of 10 
overtime games, breaking the record for the most overtime 
games in a season. 

Starting players included many others who were young 
and talented. "Our freshman class did very well and showed 
that they will be an intricate part of our team for years 
to come," said Harvey. At least nine games were started 
with six freshmen, including goalkeeper Ken Manahan, 
midfielder Kieran Rice and redshirt defensive player Jon 
Smithgall. Freshmen Lucas Domgoergen and Stefan Durr 
opened in 10 games, and sophomore transfer Ville Wahl- 
sten started in 19 games. With young players collaborating 
with the upperclassmen, the Dukes had many players who 
knew the game well. 

"We have a lot of technical players, some very fast kids 
and a lot of workers," said midfielder junior Nick Zimmer- 
man, recipient of All-CAA Second Team Honors, tying 
third in the CAA with eight assists. Midfield and defensive 
player senior Jesse Baust also ran the field. 

"Jesse is a dominant center back who finished his four 
years with flying colors," said Meiklejohn. "The team is really 
going to miss him next year." 
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Butler, Penn. 


- Tied sixth on university 
career goals list (28) 

- Sixth on career points list (74) 

- Tied 12th on career assist 
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With 17 wins and only five losses, the women's soccer 
team had the best record in the university's history. The 
team overcame three season-ending injuries and advanced 
to the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA) Tournament, where the ladies unfor- 
tunately lost to West Virginia University. It was the sixth 
time the team had advanced to the second round and the 
eighth time it had been in the NCAA tournament. 

"We lost to the [Colonial Athletic Association] champs 
in the tournament but then we got an at-large bid to the 
NCAA tournament because we had a very strong out-of- 
conference schedule which we did very well in," said senior 
Annie Lowry. "So we made the NCAA tournament, and 
beat [the University of Pennsylvania] in the first round to 
get the 17th win to make the record." 

Top players seniors Annie Lowry and Melanie Schaffer, 
juniors Kimmy Germain and Teri Maykoski and sopho- 
more Corky Julien, last season's Rookie of the Year, were 
returning players. 

The season marked Head Coach David Lombardo's 
300th win. The ladies went undefeated at home and not 
only broke the record for wins in one season, but also the 
record for consecutives wins. 

"The highlight of the season was getting into the 
NCAA Tournament then making it to the second round," 
said junior Lauren Bell. "And our team did awesome this 

season with a great record, all-American recognitions and 
a chance at the NCAA tournament." 

The winning season contributed to the women's high 
spirits on and off the field. 

"The team always hung out — watched movies, had 
team dinners and even had a Canadian Thanksgiving this 
year," said junior Megan Deaver. 

Lowry agreed, "We are a huge family. I would do anything 
for those girls." 

The women were all close and enjoyed spending time 
together outside of soccer even though they were together for 
hours a day during practices. Lombardo said the team "was the 
closest and most unified team I have coached in 18 seasons." 

It was no wonder that the team was so close and got along 
so well. The women created a positive atmosphere that led the 
team to success. Their friendships were not coincidences. 

"We played entirely for each other and put everything 
on the line because we knew we would have the most won 
games in school history and we wanted to kind of be 
considered 'the best team' here," said Lowry. 

"I'm so excited to have finished my college playing 
career with this particular team," said senior Laura Hertz. 
"We had such a fantastic season and made it so far. This 
will be a team that I always remember." 
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Katie Dye, Corky lulien, Kimmy Germain, Megan Deaver, Cate Tisinger, Mandy Miller, 
Maggie McFadden, Melanie Schaffer, Laura Hertz; Back Row: Head Coach Dave Lombardo, 
Nell Brazen, Katie Woods, Corinna Strickland, Lauren Bell, Teri Maykoski, Annie Lowry, 
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Halls, Kelly lohnson, Lindsay Callahan, Lauren Miles, Sofia Lindroth; Back Row: Head Coach 
Disa Garner, Assistant Coach Kerri-Ann Crosso, Kelsey McNamara, Slephjme Waters, lenj 
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How a team interacted before court time was often an 
indication of how its members played together. While some 
teams held hands for a moment of silence and reflection 
before a game and others refused to wash their socks for a 
week after a win, the women's volleyball team chose to turn 
to the radio for proper inspiration. 

"Our team always has a dance party in the locker room 
before games," said middle blocker senior Allyson Halls. 
"Actually, we have dance parties wherever there is music!" 

Head Coach Disa Garner appreciated the quirky char- 
acteristics the girls possessed both on and oft the court. With 
eight years of university coaching under her belt backed by 
six years at Missouri University as head coach and four years 
at Illinois Univeristy as an assistant coach. Garner had the 
proper experience to value her unique relationship with the 
women on the team. 

"It is always exciting to see how each of them grows 
throughout their time as a student-athlete and in turn how 
my relationship with them develops," said Garner. "Being able 
to be a part of how each young lady grows and develops is one 
of the best rewards of coaching." 

Though Garner had personal relationships with the girls, 
she did not let her feelings prevent her from pushing them in 

all aspects of the game. 

"Disa never let me be content with my level of play and 
constantly pushed me to better myself physically and mentally 
in practice and games," said Halls. 

Overall, the extra push by Garner was just what the 
women needed to succeed throughout their time together. 
Halls' highlights of the season included making every 
All-Tournament team and watching the culmination of all 
four years of her hard work. Outside hitter junior Kelsey 
McNamara's best moment was beating George Mason 
University. Though highs differed from player to player, 
these moments were a testament to their success not only 
as individual players, but as a team. 

Despite the fact that team members made every effort 
in the course of the season to dominate on the court, the year 
was not without obstacles. Garner said the women's flexibility 
was further evidence of their obvious achievements. 

"We had a fairly young lineup on the court and mid- 
way through the season made some fairly big changes in the 
lineup of which the team responded very well," she said. "I 
am really proud of how we ended the season and the great 
sense of team they had." 
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to the hoop. In the first game 

ot the season versus Siena 

College, the Dukes scored 

in the triple digits tor the first 

lime since 1998, with lames 

scoring 20 points. Photo by 

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Front row: Cary C ochran. Matt Alfonso, Pierre Curtis, Heiden Ratner, Terrance C arler, Alidulai 
Jaiioh, Stephen Kendall, Ryan Knight, Greg Werner, John Kaltenborn; Back row: Michael 
Kelly, lohn Babul, joe Posey, Ben Thomas, luwann James, Gabriel Chami, Matt Parker, K\ It 
Swanston, Dazzmond Thornton, Ben Louis, Louis Rowe, Dean Keener 

Expertly nianeuvfrini^. 

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edges pa-.i lll^ i,i-ijii;( 

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With 58 seconds left on the clock, junior Juwann lames 
stood at the free throw line. The first one dropped in; the 
game was tied at 59. Seated fans rose to their feet. Arms flew 
into tlie air, fingers shaking. James concentrated on the rim while 
the Convocation Center tell into an almost eerie silence. James 
nailed the shot; clutch. Madison took a 60-59 lead over Virginia 
Commonwealth University (VCU). Though only half full, 
the Convocation Center erupted into an electrical zoo. 

VCU took the ball up court, shot and missed. VCU 
recovered the rebound, and with 28 seconds left, called 
a time out. The team came on the court with a plan and showed 
the Dukes how the most recent Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) champions took last second leads. Ten seconds left. 
Tlie score: VCU: 61, JMU: 60. The Dukes' ball. Coach Dean 
Keener called a timeout. 

The teams took court. This play would prove if the Dukes' 
winning record was a product of hard work or luck. Sopho- 
more Pierre Curtis drove the ball up the court. He hit the 
lane with less than five seconds left. The crowd held its breath 
as he jumped tor the shot. Then, at the last second, he dumped 
the ball oft" to James, who banked it oft the backboard as it lit up 
red with the final buzzer. The crowd went nuts. The men's 
basketball team rushed from the bench, the cheerleaders 
ran from their seats. James found himself at the bottom of a 
Duke Dog pile of jov. This season was no fluke. The Dukes 

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made a statement. 

After years of win-less droughts, finding celebration 
in close losses and overall misfortune, the Dukes started 
the season off with a 7-1 record; one of the best starts in 
university history. 

The season started with the Dukes breaking the 100-point 
wall for the first time in almost a decade. 

"We can be very balanced; you never know who's gonna 
be that guy to carry us, but we're gonna have four other 
guys also comin' at you," said junior Abdulai Jalloh. 

The mentality of teamwork and five strong players on 
the court at all times gave individual Dukes high numbers 
on the score sheet. The Dukes frequently found themselves 
shooting over 50 percent. Four dukes had over 17 points 
in the University of North Carolina at Wilmington game. 

Tempo control was crucial to the Dukes' strategy. When 
they got hot, they were unstoppable. Hofstra University 
Coach Tom Pecora was fearful of the Dukes' ability to quickly 
fill gaps or to run up a lead. 

"My big concern all day was just tempo, I didn't want 
it to be open gym," said Pecora. "They want to go up and 
down the court. They want to play at a very quick pace." 

The turn-around season forced teams to look at the 
university in a new light. 
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Thornton .ind Pierre Curtis 
look on to Ihe game. As 
a ireshman, Curtis was 
named the 2006-2007 CAA 
All-Rookie and was one of 
the four returning starters. 
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Blocked by two Hofsir 

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Front row: Beth Dalton, Dawn Evans, Sarah Williams, Courtney Hamner, MaLisa Bumpus, 
Ijniir.i Young, lasmin Lawrence, Kisha Stokes, Jennifer Brown, Nina Uqdah, Amy Smith: Back 
row: Sherry Summers, Jackie Smith, Greg Werner, Nana Fobi, Nicci Moats, lalissa Taylor, 
Lauren limenez, Brentney Moore, Kenny Brooks, Nikki Davis, Jess Cichowicz, Sean O'Regan 

Tamera Young 

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Statistics (averages): 

- Points; 20 

- Rebountds: 10 

- Assists: 3 

- Steals: 2 


- School record of 28 
consecutive games in double 

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The doubters said it was going to be a year to rebuild. 
How could a team that lost four senior starters continue 
to dominate? They thought the lady Dukes were out of the 
mix. They thought the team was going to face a year of 
tough loss. The Dukes duped the doubters. 

Led by high-scoring senior Tamera Young and freshman 
Dawn Evans, the Dukes started the season off strong with a 
7-0 record. They defended the longest-running undefeated 
streak at home in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

"Words can't express how we feel about that," said for- 
ward senior Jennifer Brown. "We are very proud of our win 
streak." It was the University of Maryland, ranked fourth, 
that toppled the 30-game streak in December. 

The Dukes had to face George Washington University 
next. Not only did they handle the high-ranking foe; they 
crushed it 80-55. Young led the team with an outstanding 
20 points and 14 rebounds with help from Brown, who 
had her first double-double of the year with 16 points and 
1 1 rebounds. The Dukes had not beaten a top 25 team in 
over 15 years. In the aftermath of the historic win, Coach 
Kenny Brooks said, "To beat a nationally-ranked team — I 
think it gives us some recognition. ..It's something we 
haven't done before in my tenure." 

During a winter break tournament in Staten Island, 
the Dukes fired up. Though they lost their first game to 

the University of Pittsburgh, Young put in 32 points. The 
team rebounded from the loss with a 100-48 stomping of 
tournament host Wagner University. During the rout, every 
girl on the team scored. It was only the fifth time in school 
history the women reached triple digits, and one of the larg- 
est margins of victory. 

The Dukes returned to the Convocation Center after 
their rough loss to Maryland and tried to start a new home 
winning streak. After losing three games to major conference 
teams, the women were pumped for action. They crushed the 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 79-39, and then 
Georgia State UniversiU' 93-49 in two straight home games. 
The streak did not last, howe\er, and Old Dominion Univer- 
sir\- managed to find the Dukes' weak spot. The Dukes took 
the road loss hard. The poor fortune continued as \'irginia 
Commonwealth Uni\ersit)' squeaked a 61-60 \\in at the Con- 
vocation Center 

In the opening minutes of the Jan. 24 game against 
Hofstra University, Young broke the previous university 
record of career points: 1,760. Young was also the Colonial 
Athletic Association's leading scorer and rebounder. After 
the Hofstra game, her career points stood at 1,774. 

The lad)- Dukes fought against the predictions and molded 
a rebuilding season into a \\Tnning season. 
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lasmin Lawrence looks 

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le bail past her Virginia 
ommonwealth University 
ijponent. Lawrence 
laved for 45 minutes in the 
inuary game, where the 
Hikes suttered a 61-60 loss. 
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The women's swimming and diving team had one of 
its best seasons in recent years. Starting slow, but ending 
strong, the team, equipped with new faces, showed promise 
for continued success. The Dukes turned around from a 1-8, 
2006-2007 season, rebuilt and succeeded. 

The team was young. Eleven freshmen swam for the 
purple and gold, and the team was led by onh' three seniors. 
The first dual meet showed promise, but also error. 

"We have a lot of room to grow. . .The upperclassmen 
did a great job of leading our team," said Coach Samantha 
Smith after the senior team members led the team to a 
win over Georgetown University. "Senior captains Gailey 
Walters and Jamie Coyle were great examples of upperclass- 
man leadership." 

Coyle had a successful opening meet. She out-dove 
Georgetown, and placed second against Old Dominion 
Univeristy (ODU) with a personal best score of 203.35. 
Also successful were Walters, sophomore Amanda Hauck 
and freshman Kerry Douglas in the 200-meter backstroke, 
taking second, third and fourth respectively. The 200-meter 
backstroke continued to be a strength of the team throughout 
the season. 

After splitting its next two dual meets, the Dukes entered 
the Bucknell In\itational with a 3-3 record. They turned some 
heads as sophomore P.J. Naber (100-meter freestyle), freshman 
Lisa Colapietro (200-meter breaststroke) and Walters (200-meter 
backstroke) all took first in their events. The result placed the 
Dukes second out of five schools. 

The Dukes' next dual meet was home at the Savage 
Natatorium against Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the 
Universit)' of Delaware. Revitalized by their high placement 
in the invitational and fueled from a recent loss to Northeastern 
University, the Dukes dominated both opponents. They trounced 
VMI 237-4, taking 11 of 16 events, and defeated Delaware 
182-116. During the meet, freshman Emily Konieczny 
took two firsts, including the 500-meter freestyle and the 
1,000-meter freestyle. The double win gave the university 
its first winning record since the 2003-2004 season. 

The momentum was carried to Washington, D.C., for a 
dual meet against Georgetown University and American Univer- 
sity. The Dukes swept the competition again, sending their 
record to 7-4. Georgetown fell 194-103 and American fell 
169.5-117.5. The meet was highlighted by Konieczny, who 
took two events with a personal best time of 10:25.96 in 
the 1,000-meter freestyle. The 200-meter freestyle relay 
team consisting of Naber, Hauck, junior Meghan Heil and 
freshman Layne Eidemiller took the event with a time of 
1:39.63. The team was ranked third in the Colonial Athletic 
Association (CAA). The Dukes swept the 200-meter backstroke. 
Freshman Morgan McCarthy took first, followed by Walters 
and sophomore Allison Gould. Coyle took first in the 
three-meter dive. 

The Dukes left the season ready for more. The season 
was about growth, and the women grew as a team. The strong 
push in the end was proof of their efforts' maturity. 
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Front row: ( hrislinj Cenn.iri, Grace deM.irrais, Meghan Lewis, Meredith Owenby, Lindsay 
Stevenson, Lisa Colapietro, Carrie Greene, lackie Hartman, Beth Feather, Rachel Smith: Back 
row: Kim Parsons, Meghan Heil, Allison Could, Nancy Richardson, Amanda Houck, Diana 
Milley, Morgan McCarthy, P.J. Naber, Kerry Douglas, Kristen Wolla, Gailey Walters, Jennifer 
Morris, Julie Stel'anski, Emily Konieczny, Erika Lupacchino, Jessica Lee, Layne Eidemiller 

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icross ihe pool in her 
Ijreaststroke event against 
fhe University of Delaware. 
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Poised, jiiniur Jennifer 
Morris prepares lo dive 
into the wjter. Morris, a 
kinesiology major, swam 
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It's aenuine 

Wrujjpud jruuiid a tree trunk, a )cllu\\ 
ribbon i^ymbolizes student support for 
military troops at war. The yellow ribbon 
tradition was often tied to the 1 97ns song, 
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak 
Tree." Photo by Stephanie Hardman 

Escaping her students, a professor finds a 
leafy place to lay her head. Crisp, autumn 
weather and beautiful foliage were two things 
that came along with life in the Shenandoah 
Valley. Photo by Stephanie Hardman 

Hands planted firmly on the ground, a 
student shows off his gymnastic abilities on 
the Quad. The grassy, scenic Quad was a 
site for a wide array of sporting endeavors. 
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Lififd by columnb, a walkway cunnecli 
the bluestone Ashby, Harrison and Jackson 
Halls. Twenty-three buildings on campus 
were constructed mostly of bluestone, 
according to the Centennial Celebration 
Web site. Photo by Sammy Elchenko 

Prepared to seal the deal on their 
undergraduate educations, soon-to-be 
graduates file into Bridgeforth Stadium for 
the yath annual commencement. According 
to President Linwood H. Rose, the university 
awarded at least i,00l) degrees every year. 
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With a 

100-year Legacy 

behind us, we look to the future and 

know that we too have brightened the 

lights of Madison. 






Four hundred pages to commemorate one hundred 
years? I can't imagine having been faced with a more daunting 
task this past September. To this day, I'm still in awe at how 
amazingly well we've pulled it oft. 

To the Centennial Bluestone staff: I cannot thank you 
enough. I am immensely grateful for your hard work and 
dedication throughout these sL\ deadlines. I know it wasn't 
always easy to deal with working on multiple stories or 
tackling last-minute assignments, but you always came 
through, and look at what an awesome book it's turned into 
because of it! 

To the ladies of the Ed Board, I am so impressed with 
all of you! I know that deadline weekends weren't the easiest 
to deal wth, but I don't think any of us can say we didn't at 
least sometimes enjoy it. With that said, thanks for working 
through those late nights, dealing with me constantly asking 
more of you than what seemed realistic and convincing me 
that we really could make this book— we did it! 

Kristi, as our adviser, you have done so much to ensure 
that everything worked out for us while we worked on this 
book. Thanks for alwa)'s taking care of evervthing we needed, 
whether it was a simple signature on paperwork or a surprise 
deli\'er\' from Cra\ing Cookies. I don't know what we would 
have done without the coffeepot \'ou so generously donated 
or the new computer you got for us. I have a feeling you 
would have fulfilled any request of ours, short of getting a 
window in our basement office! 

Ashby Pollard, what an experience making this book 
has been! Thanks for sticking it out with us (even joining 
us for some late nights!) as we worked to overcome our 
endless technical roadblocks. It was great to have a JMU 
alumna on our side to help guide us along the way. 

Katie, I feel like this book is our baby, considering the 
wa\' we'\'e nurtured it and how much lost sleep it's caused us 
both. I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be getting deliri- 
ous with at 4 a.m. whUe wTapping up a deadline or finalizing 
proofs. I'm not sure how we were able to communicate some 
of the time, but we always seemed to understand each other. 
Your creative vision and constant new ideas had such an 
impact on this book and it's all come together so beautifully. 

Rachel, what if I didn't have you as my managing editor? 
I would have gone craz)! You were like my right hand, alwa)'s 
keeping me on track, even through the minor (okay, sometimes 
major) freakouts and I always knew I could count on you. 
Your amazing organization skills always kept me on track. I 
won't ever forget the experience of inter\'iewing iVh'rtle Little 
together and I'm so glad to ha\'e shared it with you. 

Meg, your insane love and talent for kerning will 
never cease to amaze me. I don't know what we would have 
done without your optimism and occasional silliness during 
deadlines. I'm so impressed by how much effort you put forth 

to alwa\'s help out and make sure ever)thing was taken care 
of Knowing that you actually wanted to stay and help is the only i 
thing that allows me to forgive you for calling me a slave dri\^er. 

Brittany, I will always remember your fierce determi- 
nation to take care of that story during our first deadline , 
when you contacted so many people to try to get an interview. 
That constant drive to get things done is what helped 
carry us through some of our hardest dilemmas. Thanks for 
always stepping up and making sure we were covered, and 
for always remembering to bring in special sweet treats. 

Sammy, it was great to have your photographic talent 
on board and I lo\'ed when you would give us a reality check 
on our story ideas — "Nope. Can't get photos. " I know that 
on more than one occasion I asked you to do the impossible in 
making sure we had photos, but you always came through. 
Your work really captures the spirit of JMU and I'm so proud 
of how it's all turned out. 

Joanna, your endless knowledge of the yearbook world 
was an asset to us all when we struggled with captions or 
headlines. Your animated stories kept us smiling through 
those seemingly endless weekends in the basement. Best 
wishes and good luck in the upcoming year — I know the 
100th edition of The Bhtestone is in good hands! 

Mom and Dad, your love and support have been such 
a crucial part of helping me through these past four years 
on my own. Mom, I am finally realizing that you really 
are right about (most) ever\l:hing. And don't worry. Dad, 
no matter how grown up I am, I'll always be your little 
girl. Michael, as much as I've enjoyed being away from the 
sibling rivalry, I'm so proud of how much our friendship 
has developed now that we've both grown up. It's hard to 
believe you're on your way to college yourself— I am truly 
proud of you. 

To my roommates past and present, you all have been 
such meaningful parts of my life and I cherish the time 
we've had together. Emily, you are the most caring person 
I know and I always appreciated that you would leave the 
light on for me when you knew I'd be coming home late 
from a deadline. Megan, I'm so glad Dr. Holman's classes 
brought us together over the past two years and have had 
so much fun with you. Ash and Molly. 

Clayton, I remember the day we ran into each other 
during freshman orientation! I never would have thought 
that I'd have the chance to reunite with a friend from Ger- 
many here at JMU! You truly provided a breath of fresh 
air from my usual hectic schedule and I always looked 
forward to our lunch dates. 

To the university, I couldn't ha\e done this if I didn't sin- 
cerely love JMU so much. These past four years have been so 
dear to me and have shown me just how much I have left to 
learn. For the good times and the lessons learned, thank you. 

Stephanie Hardman 
Editor in Chief' 

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I feel like superwoman. If we can complete four hundred pages in 
six weekends, then we can do an)'thing. 

To the Ed Board, I couldn't imagine working 36-hour weekends with 
anyone else. It was long, it was arduous, but your talent, dedication and 
optimism made me push myself to design a book that complemented 
your energy. 

Steph, congratulations on completing such a daunting task. Your 
patience, commitment, and positive attitude has been unbelievable and 
I've loved working with you tor the past two years. I wouldn't chase a 
FedEx truck with anyone else. 

Sammy, thank you for complying with my pickiness so well. 
I appreciate you crawling under fences for me. Your photos are beautiful. 

Meg and Rachel, I've thoroughly enjoyed spending deadline weekends 
with both of you. I admire your talents and ability to lighten the mood in 
our little yellow cubicle. 

Joanna, your love of copy amazes me and your dedication will make 
you an excellent editor in chief next year. I wish you the best of luck on 
another year of sleepless nights. 

Brittany, I'm so lucky to have spent my Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
deadline weekends with you. I hope your creative writing abilities have 
rubbed off on me. 

Lauren, Erika, Leslie, Michelle and Ashley, I am so grateful for all 
of your hard work this year. Thank you for being so reliable, and for 
taking our centennial book to higher levels. 

Kristi, thank you so much for all of your help this year. Your cook- 
ie deliveries really helped us make it through the night. 

Lauren K, Laura, Amanda, Lauren, Blair and Joanna, after all 
these years, you all are still some of the best friends I could ever have. 
Thank you for always being there. 

The Monkey House: Double, Lips, Toil, Cindy, Cargo and Animal, 
you are my human sparklers. I am so lucky to have such good triends 
and I couldn't have gotten through this year without you. 

Dana, I've appreciated your basement visits more than you know. 
Thanks for the coffee and positive spirits. 

Mitch Bonkeys, this team has made my college experience. No 
matter where we are, I hope the Frisbees are always flying, the tlair is 
always sparkling, and the beverages are always flowing. 

Mom, Dad and Scott, thank you for always encouraging me to do 
my best, and for supporting me in all of the crazy things that I do. 

To everyone that I've met at JMU, thank you for making an impression 
on the last four years of my life. Looking back, r\'e learned so much from all 
of you, and I am grateful tor the entire experience. 

Katie Piwowarczyk 
Creative Director 

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Six deadlines, endless hours spent in a yellow windowless office, 
hundreds of photos and finally the book is complete. It's hard to believe that 
after all this time the legacy of a hundred years has been put into print. 

Stephanie, your endless devotion kept the team working to the 
extremes. If you hadn't put your trust in me to start with, I never would 
have pushed myself to step out of my comfort zone and showcase my 
talent. I thank you for all your hard work and commitment to creating 
what I know will be a masterpiece. 

Katie, your talents astound me. It was a pleasure to work along side 
you this \'ear. I am amazed b\' \'our e\'e for detail and precision. Ever\thing 
you create is a work of art. You pushed me to the limit every day, and 
constantly kept me on my toes. It was you who helped my skills improve 
most by pushing me for the best shots possible. I wish you the best of luck 
for the future and keep in touch. 

Rachel, Meg and Brittany, you were the rookies like myself coming 
into the hectic world of yearbook. Your upbeat personalities brought 
light to the dreary office walls. You quickly learned the ropes and were 
valid members of the team. We couldn't have done it without you. I 
know you are all destined for greatness in the future. Good luck and 
keep in touch. 

Jo, you could always put a smile on my face. I could count on hearing 
about every detail of your life in class and in the office. We could not have 
asked for a better copy editor. Your ability to juggle a job and The Bluestone 
and classes was amazing to me. Your dedication to the yearbook through- 
out the years has paid off and I want to congratulate you on becoming 
editor in chief of next year's Bluestone. Good luck, I know you will do an 
outstanding job. 

Mom and Dad, you were my support group when I needed you 
the most. At times when the pressures seemed too much to handle, 
you were there to listen to me vent and get through the stress. I thank 
you for always encouraging me to strive for new heights and work to 
my best potential. I love you and thanks for everything. 

Samuel, you bring me back down to earth. You are my constant 
listener and my escape from the world. When life gets me down you 
are the person I run to for help and a good laugh. If it weren't for you 
this past year, I don't know what I would have done. Thank you so 
much for everything. 

Brooke, Caitlin and Dianna, you girls have been with me through 
almost everything in my three years here at JMU. You are my support 
group, my shoulder to cry on and most of all my best friends. I wouldn't 
trade you for anything. With our final year, or years, just around the 
corner, I know that we will be there for each other in the years to come. I 
can't thank you enough. 

Sammy Elchenko 
Photography Director 

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After an entire school year of sitting at my messy desk in the back 
of our yellow-walled cave, with the AP style guide as my own personal 
Bible, I probably will still not remember all the different spellings of 
the word "alumni." But what I have come away with as the copy edi- 
tor of the 2008 edition of The Bliiestone is much more valuable. 

To the extraordinary ladies of the editorial board: It's hard to believe 
most of you were Bluestone virgins. Watching our extremely distinct 
personalities join forces was fascinating; a dynamic I will miss. 

Brittany, when I saw your application in the office before you were 
hired, I knew you would be dynamite — and I was right. You have a great 
eye for copy mistakes and were always so willing. 

Meg, I still remember how clueless you were at the beginning of the 
year. But you came into your role with a bullet. I will truly miss your 
loud hiccups, blue pen edits and the mutual love we share for musicals. 

Rachel, the other day in the office, you were finishing up a cover 
letter for a potential employer. I want you to know that any company 
would be foolish not to hire you. You are efficient, organized, responsible 
and talented. 

Sammy, I'm so glad we got to be friends this year — even if it's be- 
cause we had to have 301 together! You have a fantastic eye for photo 
composition, and I know you will do extremely well in the future. Tell 
Spam to keep bringing those biscuits next year. 

Katie, all I can say is wow. I loved watching you in your "zone" over 
deadline, and was so impressed not only by the amount of spreads you 
would get finished, but how well-designed they turned out. 

And Stephanie, the two of us got our ed board start together last year, 
and what a fantastic leader you turned out to be. Even with the ridiculous 
amounts of scheduling, kerning, PDFing, packaging, editing and fact- 
checking you had to do, you stiU managed to bake us cookies and cupcakes 
over deadline. You don't know how much you will be missed. 

To the gorgeous women of 12401: Fegan, you're not only my 
roommate, but my best friend, and I don't know what I would have 
done without you this year. Ashley, I'm so glad you and I got so close this 
year. Your laid-back attitude always eased my stress. And Emmaline, it 
will NOT be the same without you you giggling to "Saved by the Bell" 
in the mornings when you think no one is listening. I know you are 
going to succeed. 

To Adam: Thank you so much for always making me food... and 
for being there for me when I was stressed and complaining. You 
mean so much to me, and I look forward to continue being a fat kid 
with you!! 

And last but not least, to my parents: You are not only constant 
sources of support, but constant reminders of the kind of person I someday 
hope to be. Thank you so much. 

Joanna Brenner 
Copy Editor 

3V^ Cloding 

When I think of JMU, I think of all of the people that have been a 
part of my four years here. I have been blessed with wonderful friends 
and family. 

I am so grateful to you, Steph, for allowing me this e.xperience. I 
have learned a lot and I am so proud of this book. I can't wait to show 
it off. Thank you for being such a great friend and editor in chief! 

Rachel, \'ou made deadlines bearable. I am going to miss throwing 
dinner mints/the e\'e baU and spending so much time with you and Steph 
once a month, especialh- our Chili's dates and sleepovers. I love you gu)-s! 

Katie, Brittany, Sammy and Jo, I have enjoyed getting to know each 
and every one of you. You are all so talented and dedicated. 1 know you 
will go on to be successful in all that you undertake. 

Rach, you have always been a constant in my life and I ha\e been 
so lucky to share my college experience with one of my best friends 
and cousins. I don't know what I would've done without you. 

Mills, from the first time we met in Duke Dog Alley on the way 
to UREC, I knew we would be good friends. We have so much in common 
and understand each other so well. You are one of m\- best friends. 

Jen and Kels, I can't imagine London without the two of you. We 
have shared so much and probably know each other as well as anyone 
can. I will miss reminiscing with the two of you every week over Greens. 

Mom and Dad, I would not have had this experience without )ou. 
You are so supportive and always encourage me. I love you. 

Kara and Whitney, we have become so much closer in the past tour 
years and I am so glad. You are such great sisters and friends. I love you 
both so much. 

Jay, so many of my JMU memories are wrapped up in you and my 
first two years here that we spent together. You were such an integral 
part of my college experience from my first day of class as a freshman 
and for that, I will be eternally grateful. I love you. 

To ever}'one else who has been a part of m\' college experience, thank 
you. I hope you are just as proud of this book as I am. Good luck and 
congratulations to my fellow members of the Centennial class! 


Meg Streker 
Supervising Editor 



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I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I walked 
through the door to Roop G6. Many hours, green pens and dinner mints 
later, here we are at the last pages. Without realizing it. The Bluestone 
became a huge part of my life and the perfect way to end my years at JMU. 

To the ed board, its hard to believe sLx months ago we barely knew 
each other at all. Now, I truly know way too much about each of you-in 
the best way possible. All six of you are incredibly talented and I am 
so proud to have created this book with you. Also, a very special thank 
you to my partner in kerning and my official chauffeurs. 

Patrick, you are my best friend. Without your infinite patience and 
kindness, I have no idea how I would have made it through the year, or 
through the past four years. You are always willing to listen to me, regardless 
of the fact that I never shut up. I love you. 

To my housemates, past and present, you mean the world to me. 
Lauren, RP, Cat, Juha, KTS, Jacklyn, Kelly and Ashley: you taught me so 
much about myself and the person I could be. You invited me into your 
home, making me part of something no one else could understand. AH my 
college experiences revolve around Camelot and I am grateful to each 
of you. Leah and LesUe, I don't think I don't kno\v what I Avould ha\e done 
without seeing )'our lo\'ely faces evers' da)'. Although I treat Leah like a sister 
and claim Leslie is much sweeter, I love both of you so much. Jenn, Amanda, 
Becky, Kelly and Brittany: you made coming home at the end of the day 
wonderfiil. KTA, it has been a long four years and we have been together 
every step of the wa\', which is something I will ne\'er tbrget. 

To my family (this includes Molly and Lauren), I love you all 
unconditionally. Mom and Dad, you have always supported me. Dad, 
you may never realize how much I admire everything you do. You are 
my absolute hero. Mom, you are an amazing woman. You are so much 
stronger than you may think and I hope I can grow to be at least a fraction 
of the person you are. Mandy, we may have spent most ot our lives at 
each other's throats, but I love you and have always been proud ot you. 

Molly and Lauren, I almost think there are no words. We grew 
up together, from awkward freshman year of high school to college 
graduation. 1 don't know where I'll be in 10 years, but I can be certain 
the two of you will continue to understand me when I make no sense. 

The person I have become and the person I will become have been 
impacted by JMU in so man\' ways. 

Rachel Canfield 
Managing Editor 

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It's been hard for me to sit down and start writing this letter because 
I don't really want any closure yet. I always said 1 would be super excited 
to graduate, and I am. Yet part of me is always going to want to be here — 
young with no real responsibilities and a world to conquer. I guess you 
have to grow up sometime though, and I want to thank everyone who 
has helped make me who I am. 

First, I want to give love to the whole editorial board. I never thought 
I would have such cherished memories from that little basement room in 
Roop Hall, and I wouldn't have been able to bear aU those deadline hours 
with anyone else. Please don't ever forget the power of delicious treats to 
make hard work a little easier. I'm going to miss our color-coded editing 
dearly, even if my color was the worst and most unreadable thing ever. 

To my family, you guys are whom I have to give the most credit. I only 
hope that one day I can have Dad's writing skills, Mom's cooking skills, 
Dave's wit, Sara's creativity, and Keith's trivia knowledge. I would pretty 
much be able to take over the world then. Seriously though, I love you all 
and I would have never survived college without you as a backbone. 

William, well all those jerks that said long distance relationships don't 
work can suck it now. You are my best friend, the perfect boyfriend, 
and after more than four years I still melt when you wink at me. What's 
Rousseau plannin' up, bubby, nubble, Mayan beef, poppy/bad childhood, 
grey face in Burkittsville, Packer twins, gotta get eggs man, barf laugh, and 
eatin' olives fo lyfe! 1 can't believe how lucky I am to have met you. I'm so 
excited to begin our life together. 

Amy, where can I even begin? From the first time I denied you 
lunch money in the third grade to when we made Will eat a Chinese 
pepper in Georgia, you have always and will always be my BFF. We 
really need to live near each other after college so we can eat tuna late 
at night and sizzle up some butter bread while playing Mario Kart. 
Love you, Mee-roo. 

len, you were kind of like my second mother when we were in high 
school, and I'll always owe you for that and for introducing me to William. 
Don't forget about squeaking dinosaurs, staying up all night for a sucky 
sunrise, the ridiculous boys I dated in your presence, fur man, rain dancing 
and all is full of love. Don't worry, I'm still eating flesh. I love ya, girl! 

To everyone I don't have room to attribute in this — I love you too. 
1 wish I could list some of our inside jokes and something sappy about 
each and every one of you. 

f^-J^U^ Brittany Lebling 

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The Bluestone Staff 

Lauren Pack 
Ashley Knox 
Leslie Cavin 
Michelle Melton 

Not Pictured 
Erika Rose 

Sonya Euksuzian 

Alii DiMartino 

Natalie Wall 

Karen McChesney 

Not Pictured 
Seth Binsted 
lainne Conner 
Victoria SIsitka 

378 Closing 

Bethany Blevins 
Walter Canter 
Caitlin Harrison 
Rebecca Schneider 

Not Pictured 
Brianne Beers 
Eleni Menoutis 
Lianne Palmatier 
Casey Smith 
Erin Venier 

Ashley Beaudin 
Laura Becker 
Jessica Benjamin 

Sara Riddle 

Business Manager 
Kaylene Posey 




The 2008 Bluestone, volume 99, was created by a student staff and printed by 
Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas. The 400 pages, which cover March 
2007 through March 2008, were submitted on compact discs using Macintosh 
versions of Adobe InDesign CS3, Photoshop 7.0 and Microsoft Word 2004. Ashby 
Pollard and Brian Hunter served as publishing representatives and Glenn Russell 
as account e.xecutive. 

The theme, Legacy, was developed b\- Joanna Brenner, Rachel Canfield, Samantha 
Elchenko, Stephanie Hardman, Brittany Lebling, Katie Piwowarczyk and Meg Streker. 
Katie Piwowarczyk designed the opening and closing sections, dividers and index. 
Each of the other four sections were designed by Leslie Cavin, Ashley Knox, 
Michelle Melton, Lauren Pack, Katie Piwowarcz)'k and Erika Rose. 

Designed by Katie Piwowarcyzk, the cover is black matte with gold 917 silkscreen 
and UV clear varnish. The endsheets are rainbow grey felt with an application of 
gold 917 silkscreen. The contents paper is 100 lb. enamel paper. 

T)^e st\'les include-bod)' copy: Minion Pro size 10 pt.; captions: Optima size 7 pt. 
The features section used Alte Haas Grotesk, created by Yann Le Coroller, Gentium, 
created by SIL International, and Gabrielle, created by Dieter Steffmann. The classes 
section used Courier New. The organizations section used Britannic. The sports section 
used Trajan Pro, EricT and BallardvaleT. Subheadlines within features used Gentium. 
Subheadlines within organizations used Function. 

Pages within the organizations section were purchased by the featured groups. 
All university recognized organizations were invited to purchase coverage with the 
options of a full spread or an organization picture. 

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs \\'ere taken b\' TIic Bluestone photography stalf 
and contributing photographers. Portraits in the classes section were taken by Candid Color 
Photography of Woodbridge, Va. Group photos in the organizations sections \vere taken b\- 
Samantha Elchenko, photograph)' director, Katie Piwowarc\'zk, creati\'e director, or submit- 
ted b\- the organization. All athletic team photos were pro\'ided b)' Sports Media Relations 
unless otherwise noted. All digital photos were taken on a Canon Digital Rebel XTI. 

Editorial content does not necessarily retlect the views of the uni\'ersity. The 
editor in chief accepts responsibility for all content in the book. 

The Bluestone office is located in Roop Hall, room G6. The staff can be contacted 
at MSC 3522, Harrisonburg, VA 22807; (540) 568-6541; 

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Our Families 

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Brenner Family 

Accounts Payable 


Canfield Family 

Events and Conferences 


Elchenko Family 

Facilities Management 


Hardman Family 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 


Lebling Family 

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Will Roney 

IMU Police 


Pi\vo\varcz\k Family 

Mail Services 


Streker Family 

Office of the Registrar 

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Procurement Services 

Candid Color 

Recycling Staff 

Kurt Araujo 

Roop Hall Housekeeping 


Carlton Wolfe 

Steve Smith 
Student Organization Services 




Sports Media Relations 

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University Photo Services 

Media Board members 

Roger Soenksen 


Local Businesses 

Kristi Shackelford 


Friendship Industries 


Craving Cookies 

University' Organization 

University Program Board 


Taylor Publishing Company 


Ashby Pollard 

Business Manager 

Glenn Russell 

Kaylene Posey 


Brian Hunter 

C^olophon JO I 


Aaronson, Margot 


Abbott, Kelly 88 

Abdeljawad, Somer 162 

Abdelrazaq, Mona 162 

Abdul-Wahid, Hassan 345 

AboutabI, Mohamed 217 

Abram, Rachel 248 

Adair, Alexis 283 

Adams, Elizabeth 244 

Adams, Kelsey 236 

Adams, Nick 345 

Adams, Rachel 271 

Adams, Raven 294 

Adams, Tyler 180 

Addison, Nichole 181 

Adkisson, Hailey 168 

Afshari, Sasson 299 

Ahima, Dansowaa 236,244 

Ainsley, Brett 345 

Ainson, Danielle 307 

Akers, lake 180 

Akins, Victoria 204 

Alam, Hushmath 162, 305 

Albach, Amanda 162 

Alcantara, Victoria 253 

Alemayehu, Martha 244 

Alemayehu, Mary 244 

Alexander, Ashley 204 

Alexander, Jeffrey 236 

Alexander, William 220 

Alexandre, Max 345 

Alff, Kristina 236 

Alfieri, Nicole 248 

Alfonso, Matt 356 

Allen, Michael 345 

Alles, Harry 162,251 

Almand, Clare 236, 269 

Almarode, Harvey 195 

Altieri, Rob 322 

Alvarez, Alessandra 

204, 305 

Amberson, James 204 

Ames, Chris 329 

Amurrio, Alex 223 

Anderson, Alice 74 

Anderson, Darrelle 345 

Anderson, Elizabeth 275 

Anderson, Jeremy 148 

Anderson, Jordan 284, 285 

Anderson, Karin 305 

Anderson, Kevin 43 

Anderson, Leslie 334, 335 

Anderson, Robert 294 

Andrade, Nicole 57 

Andrea, Erin 190 

Andrewes, Christine 248 

Andrews, Kristin 236 

Andrews, Lindsey 


Angelastro, Christopher 180 

Angel ineVo 315 

Anne Randolph Day 330 

Antzoulis, Chris 24, 25 

Anzuini, Steve 273 

Applegate, Anna 268 

Apted, Terrence 344, 345 

Aragon, Nona 253 

Arcaro-Thompson, Christina 


Archer, Deborah 223 

Armes, Chris 328 

Arms, Douglas 236 

Armstrong, Brian 180 

Armstrong, Danielle 287 

Armstrong, Lauren 297 

Arnold, Natasha 283 

Arthur, Sarah 291 

Artis, Brandon 262 

Asbun, Carmen 223 

Ashforth, Adam 151 

Ashton, Mike 321 

Aspden, Kimberly 267 

Atkins, Amanda 162 

Aurrichio, Jillian 162 

Ausink, Bryan 214 

Austin, Chaney 269 

Austin, Courtney 305 

Autry, Justin 223 

Auvil, Ryan 308 

Avalos, Candace 

236, 296,297 

Averso, Nicole 274 

Avery, Aaron 199 

Awumey, Edgar 244 

Axton, Lucy 162 

Ayers, Brandon 245 

Ayers, Liza 325 


Babington, Roane 345 

Babul, John 356 

Badders, Amanda 274 

Badgley, Clare 268 

Baecht, Marc 257 

Baer, Samantha 271 

Bagley, Brendan 149 

Bahmani, Pete 180 

Bahr, Paige 271 

Bailey, Alexander 236 

Bailey, Matt 332 

Bailey, Stephen 204 

Bain, Meghan 342, 343 

Baird, Josh 345 

Baker, Bryan 257 

Baker, Carly 231 

Baker, Janell 293 

Baker, Jenna 291 

Baker, Larry 345 

Baker, Rosanne 338 

Balentine, Lauren 236 

Ball, Chris 101 

Balos, Nathaniel 236 

Banek, Ashley 279 

Banjade, Pratik 287 

Banks, Amanda 236, 31 1 

Banks, Sean 294, 297 

Bannat, Jessie 1 1 7 

Baranowsky, John 344, 345 

Barber, Jenny 313 

Barbou, Brittany 292 

Barclay, Amanda 197 

Barker, Rachel 265 

Barkley, Laura 263 

Barnard, Kara 180, 257 

Barnard, Meredith 180 

Barndt, Jessica 351 

Barnes, Annie 276 

Barnes, Charneice 262 

Barnes, Courtney 236, 305 

Barnes, Julia 31 1 

Barnes, Justin 345 

Baroch, Joseph 236 

Barone, Matt 298 

Barone, Rachel 162, 251 

Barrar, Riley 256 

Bartko, Katharine 204 

Barton, Matthew 251 

Basilio, Dei Ciela 180, 315 

Baskerville, Mary 299 

Bass, Nicholas 338 

Bassett, Forrest 21 

Bassi, Kendra 114, 129 

Battaglia, Anne 245 

Batteiger, David 273 

Batten, Brett 287 

Battistone, Vince 269 

Baulsir, Keith 204 

Bauman, Mark 314 

Baumler, Jennifer 271 

Baust, Jesse 348, 349 

Baxter, Dave 332 

Beadle, Paul 162 

Beardmore, Michelle 

334, 340 

Beavers, Courtney 162 

Beavin, Amanda 204, 305 

Bechard, Melissa 279 

Becker, Elise 167 

Beckom, Margaret 261 

Beidler, Theodore 294 

Beisler, Allison 162, 300 

Beissel, Brent 236 

Belcher, Katelyn 294 

Bell, Amanda 311 

Bell, Duncan 281 

Bell, Lauren 351 

Bell, Scott 281 

Bell, Stuart 338 

Belmonte, Jonathan 253 

Beloft, Rachael 305 

Belyea, Emily 205 

Benade, Laura 308 

Bender, Erin 334 

Bender, Kelly 246, 247 

Bender, Michelle 245 

Bennetch, Erica 204 

Bennett, Erin 304 

Bennett, Katherine 56, 265 

Benoit, Julianne 197 

Benson, Jerry 202, 240 

Berg, Christine 298 

Bergen, Alexis 269 

Berger, Kelly 324,325 

Berkowitz, Caitlyn 259 

Berodin, Matt 332 

Beverage, Erin 197 

Beydoun, Alison 311 

Bhatt, Shivani 276 

Bice, Michelle 204 

Bienvenu, Kate 321 


Jeff and Ellen Hill 

Robert and Susan Huber 

Stephen J. Klingseis 

Debbie Lynch 

The Mccarty's 

Brian and Sue McGlone 

Elliot and Leonora Ortiz 

Jonathan and Pamela Rice 

Mrs and Mrs. Gorman Rosenberger 

Stuart and Ann Weidie 

Philip L. Wilkerson III 



Biggins, Marisa 334 

Rinsted, Seth 236, 255 

Birchtield, Keli 91, 307 

Rirgteld, Sarah 231 

liirzon, Matthew 180 

Bisbee, Emily 271 

Black, Catie 267 

Black, Travis 263 

Blackman, Jenna 351 

Blake, Boaz 236 

Blanchard, Anthony 180 

Bland, Winston 261 

Blanton, Rachel Sarah 

61,300, 308 

Blessing, Anne 265 

Blessing, Katie 251 

Blessing, Richard 294 

Blevins, Bethany 255, 304 

Blogier, Seth 269 

Blomstrann, Kristi 204 

Bloss, Amanda 122 

Blumenthal, Caria 

114, 116, 117, 162 

Boateng, Claudia 261 

Bock, Laura 283 

Boer, Brandon 204 

Bohn, Colby 271 

Bokhari, Natalia 285 

Bollenback, Meghan.... 250, 298 

Bolsover, Lauren 180 

Bolton, Antoinne 344, 345 

Bonaroti, Marielle 236 

Bonasso, Elizabeth 250 

Bonfils, Maribeth 310 

Bontils, Mary 180 

Bonnez, Kelly 265 

Bonta, Brittany 247 

Booth, Valerie 204 

Bordeaux, Sarah 162 

Borg, Kevin 160, 172 

Bornarth, Amanda 265 

Borne, Brandon 262 

Boshko, Jess 325 

Bosica, Maria 325 

Bosilong, Ipeleng 244 

Bost,Tabitha 197 

Bosworth, Landry 236, 298 

Bounds, Renee 326 

Bove, Greg 314 

Bowers, Lauren 283 

Bowers, Lindsay 351 

Bowker, Megan 321 

Bowling, Amberly 204 

Bowman, Alissa 236, 297 

Bowman, Amanda 162 

Bowman, Anthony 261 

Bowman, Drew 180 

Boxer, Daniel 294 

Boyd, lohn 88 

Boyd, Katherine 180, 294 

Boyd, Shane 308 

Boyer, Caitlin 

39,94,95, 307 

Boyer, Michelle 197 

Bracey, Felicia 261 

Bradley, Lauren 325 

Bradley, Leslie 305 

Bradshaw, Carolyn 204 

Bradshaw, Darryl 236 

Braft, Laura 57 

Brakke, David 220, 222, 240 

Brandlein, Chris 332 

Brandon, )ulius 345 

Braun, Caroline 27 

Braun, John 180 

Brayboy, Damien 348 

Brazen, Danielle 351 

Brazil, Jessica 162 

Brecker, Eve 265 

Brehm, Brooke 248 

Breitenberg, Lindsay 

294, 298 

Bremer, Rachel 267 

Brenegar, Rachel 182 

Brennen, Katie 248 

Brenner, Joanna 

236,254, 255,371, 374 

Brennet, Namoli 129 

Breslin, Michael 259 

Bresnock, Anna 31 1 

Bressler, Colleen 271 

Breubaker, Fielding 346, 347 

Brigagliano, Nicole 251 

Brinkley, Kevin 332 

Briscoe, Curt 320, 321 

Britland, Joanne 334 

Brittle, Drew 289 

Brock, Caryn 95 

Brockenbrough, Angel 262 

Broekhuizen, Merel 342, 343 

Broemel, Allison 250 

Brogan, Michael 322 

Brome, Christine 248 

Brooks, Cynthia 292 

Brooks, Dorian 345 

Brooks, Kenny 358, 359 

Brooks, Lee 

108, 114, 294, 296 

Brophy, Jess 325 

Brothers, Carrie 308 

Browder, Jerrica... 262, 275, 310 

Brown, Andrea 268 

Brown, Ariel 248 

Brown, Asia 244 

Brown, Ben 294, 295 

Brown, Brandon 250, 262 

Brown, Christa Marie 274 

Brown, Danielle 286, 310 

Brown, Donnell 345 

Brown, Douglas... 222, 240, 241 

Brown, Gwendolyn 204 

Brown, Jared 204 

Brown, Jennifer 358, 359 

Brown, Jerald 345 

Brown, Jessica 231, 287 

Brown, Joshua 261 

Brown, Kimberly 204 

Brown, Laura 236 

Brown, Marvin 345 

Brown, Molly 257 

Brown, Rachel 291 

Brown, Ray 345 

Brown, Ronnell 345 

Brown, Sam 257 

Brown, Sophie 275 

Brown, Travia 291 

Brown, Will 281 

Brown, Zina 204 

Browne, FHolmes 101 

Browner, Mark 178 

Browning, Matt 322 

Bruins, Benjamin 180 

Brunelle, Jone 269 

Bruton, Rachel 294 

Bryan, Autumn 204 

Brvant, Darrell 345 

Bryant, Jennifer 236 

Bryant, Julie 267 

Bryant, Laura 259 

Bryant, Matt 69 

Bryson, Bethany 282 

Buck, William.. 230 

Buckland, Bryan 332, 333 

Buckley, Liam 160, 168 

Buddenhagen, Michelle 236 

Bujakowski, Lee 322 

Bumpus, MaLisa 358 

Bundoc, Brandon 262, 310 

Burbic, Tiffany 189 

Burden, Robert 296, 297 

Burgin, Marianne 271 

Burke, Brittany 258, 259 

Burke, Whitney 204 

Burkett, Kimberly 180 

Burkholder, Katelin 236, 255 

Burlew, Lauren 204, 291 

Burner, Kyra 334 

Burnett, Troy 261, 280 

Burnette, Kimberly 281 

Burns, James 332 

Burns, Laura 294 

Burrows, Rachel 180 

Burton, Laura 281 

Bush, Shawn 269 

Bussells, Katharine 247 

Bussjaeger, Elaine 271 

Butterfield, Andrew 204 

Byerly, Meredith 274 

Byrd, Katie 74, 236 

Byrne, Stephanie 180 


Cabaniss, Kevin 236, 256 

Cabell, Sasha 

114, 116, 117, 180 

Cable, Laura 271 

Cadle, Josiah 332,333 

Caldwell, FHannah 236 

Caligiuri, Emily 297 

Callahan, Colleen 315 

Callahan, Ellen 180, 250 

Callahan, Lindsay 352 

Callaway, Kirby 271 

Calys, Erica 265,314 

Campbell, Ashley 204 

Campbell, Carlin 329 

Campbell, Chris 27, 97 

Campbell, Emilie 162 

Campbell, Tracy 251 

Camuso, William 207 

Canfield, Rachel 84, 85, 1 62, 


Cannaday, Stuart 207 

Cannon, Caroline 291 

Cano, Meylin 292 

Canter, Walter 236, 281 

Cantrell, Annie 38 

Cantrell, Justin 207 

Caplinger, Mark 236 

Capp, Danny 289 

Cappiello, Gina 274 

Carbaugh, Matthew 180 

CJnJejE 383 

Carey, Shelly 305 

Carlman, Megan 183 

Carlos, Shari 247 

Carlson, Eric 183 

Carlson, Leslie 271 

Carlton, Meredith 1 62 

Carlyzzo, Katelyn 279 

Carmack, Anne 231 , 292 

Caro, Rachel 279 

Carpenter, Elizabeth .... 162, 248 

Carpenter, Kelly 267 

Carpio, Leanne....252, 253, 315 

Carr, Joanne 240, 241 

Carr, Lynda 250 

Carrera, Tamara 326 

Carrier, Ronald 240 

Carrillo, Jessica 207 

Carrithers, Melissa 280 

Carroll, Alicia 261, 280 

Carron, Phillip 294 

Carson, Michael 231 

Cartellone, Kristen 280 

Carter, Anthony 162 

Carter, Courtney 269 

Carter, Justin 262 

Carter, Kerri-Jean 207 

Carter, Nicole 261 

Carter, Tarin 293 

Carter, Terrance 356 

Carter, Theresa 244 

Caruso, Nathan 129 

Cary, Tiffany 197 

Casale, Lindsay 84, 263 

Casana, Seth 41 

Cascio, Laura 259 

Casella, Gina 334 

Caseres, Steven 322, 323 

Caskey, Lauren 1 62 

Cass, Matthew Joseph 181 

Cassiday, Amanda 162 

Castellvi, Sarah 163 

Castiglione, Allyssa 162 

Castonguay, Kyle 310 

Catino, Lauren 56 

Caussin, Mike 345 

Cavin, Leslie 236, 255, 378 

Ceccacci, Dana 279 

Cercone, Dawn 31 1 

Cerulli, Adam 186 

Chamberlain, Mary 346 

Chami, Gabriel 356 

Chandler, Jeff 289 

Chaney, Amanda 253 

Chang, Shanti 73 

Chaplin, Allison 31 5 

Chapman, Jennifer 334 

Charity, Marcus 345 

Chavez, Jennifer 326, 327 

Chen, Cathleen 148, 268 

Chen, Delia 281 

Cheng, Jessica 97 

Cheshire, Maria 236 

Chesney, Kathryn 265 

Chilcoat, Ross 236 

Childress, Shannon 197, 307 

Chilton, Rosalie 271 

Chirovsky, Christina 197, 299 

Choi, Veronica 236, 253 

Chopra, Sumiti 287 

Christie, Sara 248 

Christofakis, Anastasia 

231, 311 

Chuang, jason 268 

Chukwu, Muso 262 

Chupein, Rachel 351 

Ciaravino, Emma 291 

Cichowicz, Jess 358 

Clark, Christa 262 

Clark, Katherine 248 

Clark, Lauren 165 

Clark, Matthew 236 

Clark, Rachel 223 

Clark, Steve 285 

Clarke, Ashley 262 

Clarke, Chris 345 

Clarke, Ivaco 310 

Clarkson, Genevieve 31 1 

Clatterbuck, Jessie 236 

Clatterbuck, William 183 

Clawson, Lizzy 267 

Clay, Brian '. 328, 329 

Clay Ronald 261, 280 

Clegg, SheRae 223,286 

Clemens, Richard 1 94 

Clement, Jeffrey 207 

Clohan, Jenny 326, 327 

Clough, William 236 

Coates, Marilyn 207 

Coates, Rose 33 

Coble, Lauren 265 

Cochran, Cary 356 

Cochran, Katie 326 

Coco, Elizabeth 231 

Coffey, David 165 

Colapietro, Lisa 360 

Colas, Ryan 332 

Colby, Austin 273 

Cole, Katherine 247, 257 

Coles, Jordan 332 

Coleson, Katie 267 

Colley, Vanessa 271 

Colson, DaNae 260, 261 

Combiths, Sarah 81 

Combs, Jennifer 245 

Comer, Katie 257 

Confer, Shane 207 

Conley, David 67 

Connelly, Colby 129 

Conner, Jaime 231 , 255, 269 

Conniff, Kelly 165 

Conroy, Alexandra 269 

Constabile, Christina 48 

Conta, Tyler 48 

Contreras, Marie 231 

Cook, Hilary 267 

Cook, Jacob 322 

Cook, Jenna 

59, 60, 61, 165, 300 

Cook, Rachel 271 

Cook, Susan 183 

Cooney, Colleen.... 88, 118, 307 

Cooper, Lindsey 236 

Cooper, Rebecca 1 65 

Copley, Laura Anne 207, 305 

Corbell, Nicholas 236, 283 

Corker, Megan 165 

Cornvvell, Tamra 25, 27, 1 83 

Corriere, Dana 

no. 111, 236, 307 

Costen, Zach 345 

Cote, Heather 265, 294 

Couch, Bryan 236, 294 

Cournoyer, Caroline 164 

Cover, Matthew 165 

Cox, Kiara 310 

Coxe, Julianne 223, 305 

Coyle, Jamie 360 

Craft, Corbin 269 

Cramer, Lindsey 183 

Cramer, Renee 207 

Craven, David 236 

Crawford, Robert. 207, 303, 310 

Crawley, Diachelle 310 

Creasy, Marian 280 

Creech, Bonnie 294 

Creekmore, Sarah 102, 103 

Creinin, Benjamin 183 

Crenshaw, Courtney 263 

Cretella, Kevin 190, 328, 329 

Crew, Elizabeth 236, 313 

Cribb, Charlotte 207 

Crisman, Paul 236, 338 

Criswell, Katie 223 

Critz, Sara 305 

Crockett, Brianna 334 

Cronin, Lynlea 325 

Crook, Mary 286 

Crook, Meredith 1 97 

Cross, Adam 1 65 

Cross, Ashley 304 

Crouch, Dustin 322 

Crowley, Katelyn 334 

Crutchfield, Renee 236 

Culpepper, Casey 197 

Culver, Leigh 236, 338 

Cummings, Robin 237, 307 

Cummings, Tanner 332 

Cunningham, Caitlin 213 

Cunningham, Charles 126 

Cudey, Resa 151,231,261 

Curtis, Lauren 297 

Curtis, Pierre 356, 357 

Cury, Ryan 259 

Cushman, Kathrvn 247 

Cutchins, Kelsey 342, 343 

Cyphers, Heather 237, 291 


D'Agostino, Frankie 348 

Dachert, Christine 1 65, 305 

Daczkovvski, Courtney 265 

Dai, Chris 268 

Dale, Christine 183 

Dalton, Beth 358 

Daly, Nancy 231 

Damico, Laura 207, 274 

Danenberger, Kristin 183 

Dang, Christine 70 

Daniel, Amy 342 

Daniels, Ashley ... 261 , 262, 275 

Daniels, Kimberly 

207, 259, 304 

Daniels, Sam 345 

Danna, Joe 345 

Danquah-Duah, Nana Kojo.244 

Darby, Kristen 165 

Darcey, Brianna 298 

Dardine, Jaime 325 

Dardine, Kylee 324, 325 

Darland, Caroline 267 

Darlington, Brooke 

86, 90,92 




Erina E. Sanders 

Raymond and Carol Alexander 

Taryn E. Anrig 

Parents of Alan Major Bezet 

John S. Bowden 

Michael, Alice, Victoria and Matthew Brown 

Dan and Kenita Brugh 

The Carlman Family 



Dasch, Christina 251 

Rciughtry, Kathryn 299 

[Davidson, Don. 328, 329 

i:)avidson, Scott 190 

IXwis, Alexander 292 

IXivis, Brian 293 

Davis, lessica 207 

Davis, Meredith 275 

Davis, Nilvki 358 

Davis, Whitney 207, 310 

Davison, Ashley 207 

Dawes, Allen 33 

Dawson, Jessie 342 

Day, Rachel 165 

I'layton, Kelsey 63 

Deacon, William 292 

Deal, Patrick 259 

Dean, Christina 231 

Dean, Emily 276 

Dean, lackie 257 

Dean, Kelly 231 

Dean, Ryan 345 

Deaver, Megan 351 

de Chauny, Evelyn 314 

Decicco, Kathryn 207 

DeFelice, Sarah 278, 279 

DeFino, Genevieve 299 

De Gallery, Naomi 282, 283 

Delia, Sarah 308, 309 

Deliman, Lindsay 274 

Delong, Tory 183 

Delosa, lessica 197 

DeLosh, Jessica 259 

Delzotti, Christopher 207 

Demaree, Melanie 281 

deMarrais, Grace 360 

DeMeo, Emily 31 5 

DeMeo, Michelle 248 

Dent, Gwynn 270, 271 

Denucce, Heather 207, 265 

DePasquale, Stephen 294 

Derry, Lisa 183, 308 

Deskin, Katie 280 

Desroches, Stephanie 237 

DeVesty, Kelsey 271 

DeVito, Tiffany 257 

DeVivi, Alayna 321 

Dewey, Natalie 93 

DeWitt, Cash 259 

DiCarlo, Sarah 334 

Dick, Brandon 332 

DiCocco, Drew 40 

DiDomenico, Stefanie 

131, 296, 297 

Dieringer, Caitlin 325 

Dilegge, Tina 259 

Dillensnyder, Brian 


DiLucente, jenna 274 

Din, Cynthia 245 

Dingle, Clayton 

"^ 150, 286, 370 

DiVittorio, Gregory 263 

Dixon, Courtney 

262, 275, 292, 299 

Dixon, Rebecca 231 

Doane, Lauren 237 

Dobbins, Kim 321 

Dobson, Christianna 88 

Doby, Courtney 237, 267 

Dockendorff, Ashley 207 

Dodds, lessica 256 

Dodgion, Steven 285 

Dodson, Mary 207 

Dohanich, Keryn 265 

Doherty, Courtney 338, 339 

Doherty, Maribeth 165 

Dolan, David 183, 250 

Dolan, lacqueline 271 

Doleman, Seth 273 

Domgoergen, Lucas 348, 349 

Dominguez, |ulia 326 

Donnelly, Samantha 248 

Donner, Barrett 330, 331 

Donovan, Kerry 298 

Dornir, Paul 207 

Dorsey, Paige 208 

Dosh, lason 345 

Doss, Lauren 279 

Dotson, Kristen 237 

Douglas, Kerry 360 

Dowd, Lindsay 


Dowen, Siobhan 31 1 

Downing, Keith 185 

Dozier, Emma 29 

Dragan, Kara 300 

Draper, Bridget 340 

Dress, Kellie 274 

Drew, Michael 253, 315 

Dreyfuss, Anne 95 

Drinkard, Carrie 208 

Driver, Tim 346, 347 

Drolshagen, Lindsey 352 

Drott, lustin 165 

Duarte, Shaunte 326 

Dubina, Peggy 197 

Dubinsky, Theodore 1 65 

DuBois, Tessa 259 

DuBose, Philip 178 

Dudzik, Drew 345 

Duffy, Kyle 257 

Duffy, Lindsay 304 

Duffy, Mandy 263 

Duffy, Regina 257, 291 

Dunn, lamie 165 

Dunn, Kristen 250 

Dunn, Melissa 274 

Dunster, Kylie 346 

Durant, Vanessa 237 

Durden, Ashley 371 

Durr, Stefan....' 348, 349 

Durst, Kimberly 291 

Duston, Stephanie 267 

DuVal,Tom 309 

Dvoryak, Stacey 251 

Dye, Katie 351 

Dymond, Molly 208 

Dyson, Brittney 326 

Dyson, Evan 206 


Ea, Reachany 253 

Eagala, Yagnasri 245 

Eakin, |enny 342 

Early, Matthew 237 

Eason, Vernon 345 

East, Kamryn 279 

East, Mary 237 

East, Sara 197 

Ebaugh, Travis 322 

Eberle, Amanda 206 

Ebersole, Emily 

88, 202, 208, 371 

Eblacker, Amy 183, 250 

Eccles, Carly 165 

Eckstein, Christine 102, 103 

Eddy, Raechel 307 

Edim, Ansa 261 

Edmonds, Mary 279 

Edstrom, Britt 295 

Egan, Theresa 69 

Egbert, Rachel 299 

Egle, Don 37 

Eickel, Brandon 

46, 47, 108, 109, 165, 296 

Eidemiller, Layne 360 

Eisenhauer, Rebecca 334 

Eisenman, Ashley 165 

Eisensmith, Andee 263 

Ekiund, Brooke 165, 251 

Elchenko, Sammy 


Elkins, Kevin 143 

Ellerbe, Latrice 237, 292 

Ellerbe, LaVonne 334 

Elliott, Emily 271 

Elliott, Erin.. 271 

Elliott, Victoria 269, 275 

Ellis, Chris 

114, 116, 117, 183, 250 

Ellis, Lauren 274 

Ellison, Brandon 304 

Ellison, Victoria 223 

Elstro, Ashley 294, 297 

Emala, Nina 325 

Emanuel, Marissa 297 

Embry, Lindsey 304 

Engdahl, Erica 287 

Engel, Michael 183 

Engler, Samantha 46 

English, Leah 271 

English, Rani 208 

Ennis, Alexia 263 

Epperson, Justin 348 

Erickson, Rebecca 330 

ErkenBrack, Kristina 294,295 

Eshelman, Andrew 31 5 

Estep, Lauren 223 

Eszenyi, Marie 299 

Etuk, Ekom 348 

Euksuzian, Sonya 255 

Eure, Stephen 209 

Eustis, Robert 165 

Evangelista, Ira 237 

Evans, Dawn 358, 359 

Eves, Katherine 208, 314 

Fabian, Elizabeth 223 

Fabiaschi, Mike 322 

Facemire, Burl 164 

Fagan, Casey 285, 334 

Fairchild, Steven 194 

Faircloth, leremy 283 

Fama, Vicki 233 

Fano, Emily 315 

Farber, David 314 

(Jndex 385 

Farenholtz, Kariann 31 1 

Farina, Ashley 271 

Farley, Trishena 267, 297 

Farlovv, Brittany 314 

Farlovv, Will 296,297 

Farooq, Awais 287 

Farrell, Ryan 250 

Farris, John 276 

Farwell, Chris 289 

Farwell, Katie 298 

Fasula, Jessica 321 

Fauteux, Lauren 291 

Fazzion, Ciuliana 171 

Fearnow, Lauren 237 

Feather, Beth 360 

Fecko, Elise 250 

Federwisch, Tory 267 

Fedkenheuer, Kevin 90 

Feild, Anne 269 

Felts, Meredith 326, 327 

Felty, Preston 299 

Fender, Laura 263 

Fenno, Laura 237 

Fernandas, James 183 

Fernandez, Cristina 197 

Ferrari, Christina 57 

Ferraro, Nicole 


Ferrufino, Cynthia 183 

Fertick, Kristin 223 

Fetherolt, Brittany 1 83 

Fiala, Rainer 332 

Fiederlein, Suzanne 167 

Files, Jessica 231 

Finch, Kathryn 231 

Finch, Katrina 171 

Fink, Morgan 271 

Fink, Rachele 183 

Finley, Theresa 1 85 

Finney, Tim 237 

Fiori, Louise 223 

Fisher, Alyssa 237 

Fisher, Helah 197 

Fisher, Kelly 25, 27, 165 

Fisher, Vernita 310 

Fisher-Duke, Peter 274 

Fitz-Maurice, Colin 345 

Fitzgerald, Dan 288, 289 

Fitzgerald, John 66 

Fitzgerald, Tameka 338 

Fitzgibbon, Holly 223 

Fitzpatrick, Devan 314 

Flanagan, Kristen 281 

Fleming, Mike 206, 285 

Flint, Christopher 

Flora, Rachael 

Flores, Marly 

Florio, Thomas 

Flowers, Jillian 

Floyd, Samantha 183, 

Flynn, Jennifer 

Flynn, Katie 

Fo, Jasmine 282, 

Fobi-Agyeman, Nana 

Foehrkolb, Michael 

Fogel, Joseph 

Fogel, Kristin 

Foley, Maggie 

Foltz, Alex 

Foltz, Katelyn 

Forbes, Ali 

Forbes, Jett 346, 

Forbes, Megan 

Ford, Adam 

Ford, David 

Foreman, Kimberley 

Forgach, Jackie 

Forgach, Tina 

Forrest, Allison 237, 

Forrest, jo 

Forrester, Paul 

Fortune, Stephanie 

Foster, Aspen 

Foster, Elizabeth 197, 

Foster, Porshia 237, 

Founds, Hal lie 

Fox, Mary 

Fralin, Jennifer 

Francisco, Lauren 

Franzoni, Chris 

Fraser, Lindsay 

Frazier, David 259, 

Frederick, Erica 197, 

Fredericksen, Holly 

Freeman, Elise 268, 

Freeman, Ty 

Frempong, Michael 

223, 250, 260,261, 

Freshwater, Kate 

Frink, Danna 334, 

Fry, Julie 291, 

Frydrych, Sarah 

Fuchs, Natasha 

Fuchs, Travis 

Fulginiti, Jon 

Fuller, lames 

Funderburk, Candace 

Furtado, Nicole 


Fuzy, Micheal 271 



Gaines, Victoria 261 , 262 

Gallagher, Moira 265 

Gandolfo, Maria 268 

Garbee, Teresa 

117, 237,270,271,310 

Garber, Amanda 303 

Garcia, Griselda 285 

Gardiner, Emily 1 71 

Gardiner, Meghan 248 

Gardner, Bria 165 

Gardner, Charles 151 

Gardner, Kristin 27 

Garner, Brett 322 

Garner, Disa 352,353 

Garretson, Eleanor 237, 307 

Garrett, Laura 185 

Garrett, Stephanie 237 

Garrity, Amber 46 

Gateau, Jackie 208, 325 

Gatewood, Kelly 

....237,269, 304 

Gauldin, Christopher 208 

Gaunt, Dena 208 

Gauta, Heather 182, 250 

Gaven, Julie 237 

Gearhart, Courtney 183 

Geisler, Rachel 237, 342 

Cellenthien, Braden .... 320, 321 

Cennari, Christina 360 

Gentry, Morgan 290, 291 

George, Katie 326,327 

Gerlach, Joel 273 

Gerloff, Meg 265 

Germain, Kimmy 351 

Gerrity, Michael 166 

Gettas, Anastasia 197, 267 

Ghavami, Ilk 108, 109 

Gibb, Matt 101 

Gibson, Amanda 300 

Gibson, Andy 

49, 60,296, 297 

Gilbert, Lauren 275 

Giles, Adam 181 

Giles, Katherine 231 

Gilliam, Richard 208 

Gillingham, Kevin 289 

Gillison, Constance 261, 280 

Ginish, Laura 196 

Giordano, Coryn 294, 295 

Giordano, Jacqui 250 

Gira, John 322 

Glaubke, Gabrielle 223, 307 

Gleisner, Teresa 97 

Gnegy, Cora 237 

Godbey, Megan 281 

Godfrey, David 237 

Godwin, Natalie 267 

Goff, Brittani 183 

Goff, Derek 184 

Goff, Matt 345 

Goldberger, Michael 206 

Goldman, Kaela 281 

Goldman, Rebekah 294 

Goldsworths; Kristin 274 

Gonzales, Victoria 1 66 

Gonzalo, Derrick 237 

Gooden, Paul 346 

Goodman, Jessica 304 

Goodson, Danielle 208 

Gordon, Robert 269 

Gore, Alicia 166 

Goren, lonathan 231 

Gotosa, Brian 244 

Gould, Allison 360 

Graff, Robyn 294 

Graham, Eileen 128 

Graham, Lauren 330 

Grainer, Ashlie 274 

Grandon, Margaret 208 

Grant, Anna 128 

Grant, Katelyn 296,297 

Gravely, Stacy 237 

Graves, Julius 345 

Graves, Stephanie 298 

Graves, Tiffany 245,262 

Gray, Caitlin 55 

Gray, Caroline 251 

Green, Britnie 292 

Green, Lexi 263 

Green, Marley 39, 40 

Green, Shenandoah 271 

Greene, Carrie 360 

Greene, Kasey 208 

Greshock, Jedd 321 

Griego, Christopher 208 

Griffin, Gerren 345 

Griffin, John 273 

Griffin, Kim 325 

Griffin, Ryan 250 

Grosso, Kerri-Ann 352 

Grundmann, Mike 160, 175 




Jeanie and Kim Davenport 
John and Tammy DeLorenzo 
Stephen T. Endres 
Mattjarrell Family 

Debra A. Farley 

Michael and J. Yevonne Ganacoplos 

Ray and Cathy Geisler 

Kim and Holmes Ginn 



Guanci, Robert 90 

Guarascio, Tricialyn 1 84 

Gubin, Brian 184 

Guenthner, Claire 291 

Cuerriere, Katelyn 334 

Guertler, Briana 247 

Guinan, Kelly 166 

Cuinta, Allison 

208, 265, 314 

Gunerman, Erika 208 

Gunnarsson, Catrin 346 

Gural, Stefan 293 

Guskind, Jordan 247 

Gustafson, Megan 303 

Guth, Kerri 213 

Guthrie, Joyce 1 78 

Guthrie, Michael 184 

Gutshall, Ashley 166 

Gutshall, Chelsea 237, 269 

Guzek, Heather 265 

Gyamfi, Victor 223, 250, 262 


Ha, Julie 315 

Haas, Brittany 197 

Haas, Danielle 237,259 

Haas, Laura 97 

Habetz, Marsha 208 

Hafer, Lauren 269 

Hagen, Sarah 166 

Haggberg, Layne 300 

Hal, Roger 126 

Halbert, Nicole 281 

Haldeman, Katie 208 

Hale, Libby 265 

Hall, Adam 303 

Hall, Andrea 208 

Hall, Benjamin 297 

Hall, Brittany 166 

Hall, Kristen 285 

Hall, Roger 127, 228 

Hall, Timothy 237 

Haller, Emily 314, 325 

Halls, Allyson 352, 353 

Halpern, Linda Cabe 240 

Halterman, Jen 274 

Halverson, Lindsey 265 

Hamaways, Zari 250, 294 

Hamill, Kristina 245 

Hamilton, Brittany 237 

Hamilton, Carol 186 

Hammond, Paige 338 

Hamner, Courtney 358 

Hancock, Audrey 197 

Haney, Rachael 291 

Hannemann, Victoria 267 

Hanson, Carly 184 

Harahush, Adam 299 

Hardgrove, Caitlin 237 

Hardgrove, Meghan 166 

Hardman, Stephanie 

166,254,255,370, 371 

Hardwick, Ashley 278, 279 

Hardy, Justin 67 

Hardy, Nicole 208 

Haregu, Biruk 297 

Hareza, Liz 263 

Hargis, Valerie 130 

Harmon, Catherine 237, 274 

Harmon, Lindsay 

166, 274, 294 

Harmon, Matthew 259 

Harms, Sarah 283 

Harp, Gina 

184, 245, 261, 262 

Harrell, Lura 257 

Harrelson, Leslie 184 

Harriman, Lindsey 208, 294 

Harrington, Kristen 346 

Harris, Brad 244 

Harris, Briana 292 

Harris, Justin 310 

Harris, Lauren 265 

Harris, Nicole 257 

Harrison, Caitlin 237, 255 

Harrison, Erin 334 

Harrison, Tara 21 1 

Harshberger, Molly 21 I 

Hart, Jeff 64 

Hartman, Holly 237 

Hartman, Jackie 360 

Harvey, Andrew 348, 349 

Harvey, Claire 287 

Hash, Cyndle 128 

Haske, Brian 166 

Haskins, Ciera 262 

Haskins, Dennis 59, 60 

Hatch, Rebecca 291 

Hatchell, Sara 98, 248 

Havelis, Suzanne 299 

Hawes, Brittany 271 

Hawthorne, Bill 332 

Hay, Candace 184, 294 

Hayden, Laura 271 

Hayes, Karen 1 03 

Hayes, Megan 279, 346 

Haywood, Marcus 345 

Hazelgrove, Burch 248 

Hazlegrove, Casey 294 

Head, Samantha 184 

Hebert, Elizabeth 184 

Heil, Meghan 360 

Heilberg, Daniel 299 

Heiner, John 273 

Heintz, Tara 197 

Helbling, Katie 283 

Held, Mike 289 

Heller, Sarah 279 

Hellmuth, Emily 334 

Henderson, Malcolm 149 

Hensley, Ivy 247 

Hensley, Jaimie 305 

Herchenrother, Nathan 237 

Herr, Dave 124, 125 

Herrada, Vanessa 98 

Hertz, Laura 351 

Hertzler, Patrick 184 

Heruth, Valerie 197 

Herzog, Stephany 281 

Hester, Jack 223 

Heubach, Kate 264, 265 

Hewitt, Fegan 90, 214 

Hewson, Whitney 166 

Hibbard, Robin 116 

Hickerson, Laura Yu 96 

Hickey, Katie 298 

Hickman, Kathryn 197 

Hickman, Rynn 29, 30 

Hicks, Reggie 345 

Higgins, Laura 303 

Hilgar, Becky 342 

Hill, Dave...'. 345 

Hill, Ralph 237 

Hines, Jessica 21 1 

Hirschberg, Dianna 305 

Hitchcoff, Michael 101 

Hittie, Derek 211 

HIatky, Christina 265 

Hobbs, Gemma 283 

Hobza, Mitchell 283 

Hodgen, Whitney 291 

Hodges, John 164 

Hodgkins, Danielle 280 

Hoffman, Jessica 303 

Hoffman, Kyle 322 

Hoffman, Lauren 265 

Hoffman, Mike 21 

Holl, Jennifer 299 

Holland, Genevieve 

110, 314 

Holland, Katherine 315 

Holley, Benjamin 237 

Holley, Bethany 237 

Holley, Troy 211,297 

Hollinger, Jessica 21 1, 274 

Holloman, Eugene 345 

Holmes, Ian 345 

Holroyd, Bridget 271 , 274 

Hoogland, Rebecca 334 

Hook, Diana Van 281 

Hooper, Lindsay 264, 265 

Hoover, Ginny 305 

Hopkins, Allie 265 

Hopkins, Ashley 1 66 

Hopkins, Brittany 261 

Hopkins, Valerie 109 

Hoppe, Jessica 211, 258, 259 

Hoppmann, Eric 223 

Horak, Brittany 211 

Horn, Sam 332 

Horton, Daniel 197 

Horton, Jeana 237, 269 

Houck, Amanda 360 

Houck, Kurt 322 

Houff, Katie 237 

Housman, Jacob 31 1 

Houtz, Rebecca 211 

Hovanic, Meghan 300 

Howard, Caitlin 268, 291 

Howard, Sam 144 

Howell, Cassandra 261 

Howell, Claira 279 

Hoxie, Alison 122 

Hoyle, Jennifer 305 

Hubbard, Kristin 166 

Huber, Steven 184 

Hudgens, Laura 291 

Hudson, Mike 308 

Huffstetler, Alison 268 

Hughes, Holli 237 

Hummer, Meghan 211 

Hunter, Heavenly 261, 286 

Hunter, Jenny 291 

Hunter, Markus 345 

Hurley, Gabrielle 298 

Hutchins, Alexandra 297 

Hutchins, Rachel 292 

Hutchison, Kyle 272, 273 

Hutson, Craig 155 

Hutt, Mary 184 

Hutton, Katherine 267 

Huynh, Michelle 315 

(Jndex 3S7 

Huynh, Monique 253, 315 

Hwang, Sue 257 

Hyatt, Meghan 237 

Hvlinski, Caitlin 60, 300 


llliano, Maria 211, 304 

Inge, Emily 267 

Irby, Sarah 211,267 

Irons, Carl 269 

Irvin, Natalie 237 

Irwin, Bryn 271 

Isom, Sarah 21 1 

Itam, Jason 273 


JackJin, Jessica 85 

Jackson, Andrew 

261,280, 310 

Jackson, Daniel 211, 257 

Jackson, Jacquelin 237, 280 

Jackson, Janei 283 

Jackson, Rashaunda 238 

Jackson, Sara 280 

Jackson, Sarah 21 1 

Jacob, Renee 261 

Jacovvay, Anthony 315 

Jain, Briana 330 

Jalloh, Abdulai 356, 357 

lames, Emily 281 

lames, Juwann 356, 357 

Jankowitz, Cory 166 

Jansen, Tiffane 166 

Jaramillo, Nicolas 262 

Jarvis, Alex 184 

lasenak, Erin 263 

Jasper, Andrew 21 1 

Javier, Abigail 238 

Jaworski, Amanda 292 

Jeffrey, David 160, 240 

Jeffries, Kathleen 184 

Jellerson, Kevin 245 

Jenkins, Felicia 247 

Jenkins, Josh 100 

Jenkins, Kaitlvnn 267 

lenkins. Melinda 291 

Jensen, Ashley 265 

Jepson, Katie 321 

Jessee, Emily 248 

Jiang, Emily 252 

Jimenez, Lauren 358 

Johannes, Sarah 265, 294 

Johnson, Callie 223 

Johnson, Chris 322 

Johnson, Emily 265 

Johnson, Fatimah 286 

Johnson, Garrett 269 

Johnson, Jeremy 289 

Johnson, John 310 

Johnson, Kelly 352 

Johnson, Kendra 326 

Johnson, Kim 253 

Johnson, Kristen 314 

Johnson, Krystle 247 

Johnson, Lauren 250 

Johnson, Marilou 240 

Johnson, Michelle 352 

Johnson, Rachel 

238, 338, 339 

Johnson, Shelton 345 

lohnson. Tiffany 261 

Johnston, Bobby 351 

Johnston, Erin 43 

Johnston, Jessica 22 

Johnston, Ross 346, 347 

Jones, Allyson 245 

Jones, Ashton 

261,262,275, 293 

Jones, Brad 261 

lones, Cassandra 280, 286 

Jones, Courtney 283 

Jones, Derek 297 

Jones, Erin 21 1 

Jones, Jeremy 166, 251, 297 

Jones, Josh 21 

Jones, LaKeisha 286 

Joseph, Gwynne 1 84, 285 

Julien, Corky 351 


Kakar, Amit 184, 294 

Kale, Nick 321 

Kaltenborn, John 356 

Kanamine, Sara 283 

Kane, Jackie 69 

Kanter, Denise 231 

Kapp, Erin 85 

Karger, Jessica 21 1 

Karpell, Katherine 21 1 

Kaschak, Brittany 292 

Katona, Spencer 332, 333 

Kattler, Matthew 1 84 

Kavanaugh, Curtis 257 

Kavanaugh, Kim 248 

Kaylid, Addison 75 

Kaylid, Trevor 322 

Kearns, Lance 220, 222 

Keating, Michael 149 

Keeler, Daniel 184 

Keener, Dean 356, 357 

Keeney, John 238 

Keller, Kristen 306,307 

Keller, Miles 238 

Kelley, Travis 256 

Kelly,'jim 181 

Kelly, Michael 356 

Kellv, Morgan 325 

Kellv, Sara 99, 307 

Kelty, Chris 322 

Kendall, Stephen 356 

Kenlon, lared 166 

Kenned\', Allyson 261 

Kennedy, Kate 281 

Kennedy, Megan 248 

Kenney, Trae 345 

Kenny, Mary 1 97 

Keough, F^ula 305 

Kern, Mike 314 

Kern, Westley 1 84 

Kerr, Katherine 88, 231 

Kesler, Amie 29 

Khizanshvili, Anna 205 

Khoor, Anna 330 

Kielar, Katherine 184, 250 

Killam, Allison 271 

Kim, Bobbv 322 

Kim, Tiffany 268, 276, 277 

Kimberly, Morgan 325 

Kimmey, Lauren 166 

King, Anasa 262,275, 310 

King, Andrew 21 1 

King, Chades W 35, 240, 241 

King, Chiquita 


King, Emily 371 

King, Stephanie 1 66, 251 

King, Tara 342 

Kipling, Lesley 199 

Kirbv, Kristina 290,291 

Kirk, Amber 326, 327 

Kirshner, Jill 299 

Kish, Derek 167 

Kisiel, Peter 285 

Kissam, Stephanie 297 

Kistner, Samuel 64, 90 

Klaes-Bawcombe, Shelley.... 325 

Kleinfelter, Andrew 1 84, 250 

Klemm, Anna 166 

Kline, Kristina 334 

Klingseis, Stephen 231 

Kluesner, Joe 345 

Kneale, Jenny 298 

Kneisley, Jeff 283 

Knicely, Megan 211 

Knight, Ben 332 

Knight, Brittany 311 

Knight, lason 238 

Knight, Ryan 356 

Knight, Trevor 322 

Knighton, Allison 210, 211 

Knott, Kyle 110, 314 

Knox, Ashley 1 66, 255, 378 

Koch, Joshua 256 

Kocher, Brandon 221 

Koenen, Emily 271 

Kokko, Lasse 348 

Kolar, Kelley 247,269 

Koiko, Alex 248 

Konieczny, Emily 360 

Kopstein, Andrea 31 1 

Koptish, Megan 85 

Korman, Anna 197 

Kornblatt, Shari.... 296, 297, 298 

Kost, lennifer 1 84 

Kotak, Kristen 211 

Kotb, Amrou 1 81 

Kramer, Lisa 294, 295 

Kranis, Teddy 332 

Krechel, Emily 283 

Kresinske, Rick 345 

Kross, Katherine 223 

Krotman, Devin 166 

Ksenzhyk, Ekaterina 269 

Kudia, Rachel 211 

Kuhland, leff Ill, 332 

Kuhn, lason 322 

Kulbacki, Kellen 322 

Kulsar, Steven 294 

Kurdzioiek, Katie 305 

Kurecki, lacqueline 


Kuster, Tom 351 

Kuzma, Caitlin 265 

K\'ger, Sarah 248 




Jay and Cathy Golkin 
Sabine and William Hardman 
Michael Huffman 
Steve Irons 

Michael and Barbara Lanman 
Amy Lee 

Andrew and Diane Macrides 
William and Darlene Milona 




La Shier, Brian 212 

Laarz, Linda 238, 307 

LaCasse, Casey 184 

Lackey, Stephen Ill, 314 

Lacy, Elizabeth 187 

Lacy, Kendra 212 

LaFalce, Laura 166 

Lai, Kuangta 181 

Laidig, Tessa 212, 214 

Lake, Joseph 322 

Lake, Megan 

25,27, 169,256, 371 

Lam, Jennifer 238 

Lam, Thanh 304 

Lambert, Jennifer 169 

Lam ie, Laura 212 

Lampton, Dinwiddie 


Lancaster, Demetrius 

260, 261,280 

Landers, Rodney 345 

Landreth, April 35 

Lang, Joanna 213 

Langford, Ryan 342 

Lanier, Adriane 31 1 

Lanier, Tracy 293 

Lapetina, Brandon 212 

LaRoche, Alicia 334 

Larson, Allie 231 

Larson, Stephanie 238, 314 

Larson, Tina 256 

Lasko, Bobby 322 

Latzoni, Cristen 371 

Lauderdale, Evan 212, 304 

Launi, Kristin 265 

Lautenschlager, Patrick 


Laverty, Emma 285 

Lavoie, Kailyn 305 

Lawler, Marita 245 

Lawrence, Jasmin 358, 359 

Layman, Laura 231, 265 

Le, Kim 256 

League, Sarah 305 

Leberfinger, Ashley 334 

Lebling, Brittany 

169,255, 377 

LeDuc, Carly 142, 144 

Lee, Amanda 281 

Lee, Brandon 169 

Lee, Brittany 248, 249, 299 

Lee, Jessica 360 

Lee, Jin 189 

Lee, Kathleen 297 

Lee, Michael 238 

Lee, Telmyr 60, 238, 261 

Leib, Lynsey 248 

Lemieux, Meghan 212, 274 

Lemke, Whitney 1 94, 238 

Lemn, Scott 345 

Lendvay, Nicole 231 

Lenihan, Erin 250 

Lentz, Brad 285 

Leonard, Patrick 169 

Lescanec, Bryan 322 

Lesnoff, Rebecca 292 

Lesperance, Bayley 248 

Levis, Tyler 1 87 

Levy, Joshua 223 

Lewis, Angela 269 

Lewis, Durrell 261 

Lewis, Lindsay 325 

Lewis, Meghan 360 

Lewis, Stacey 212 

LeZotte, Tony 344, 345 

Liceaga, Mariel 310 

Lim, Hyun 187 

Lin, Steven 268 

Lincoln, Chelsea 223 

Lindenfelser, Heidi 315 

Lindroth, Sofia 352 

Lines, Susan 325 

Linn, Reid 153 

Lipsey, David 321 

Littleton, Lauren 248 

Liu, Phoebe 268 

Lloyd, Rebecca 291 

Loe, Mary Louise 124, 126 

Loftis, Jessica 238 

Loftus, Kevin 253 

Lofurno, Jaimie 196 

Logan, Kathy 238, 261 

Loizou, James 269 

Loizou, Lianne 128 

Lombardo, David 351 

Long, Candace 262, 275 

Long, Emily 31 1 

Long, Kerby 345 

Long, Lindsay 

129, 130,232,293 

Long, Steven 308 

Lonzon, Rosalie 304 

Looney, Rachel 307 

Loparo, Charles 212 

Lopes, Sarah 274 

Lorenti, Brittany 320, 321 

Lott, Renee 334 

Louis, Ben 356 

Lovell, Sharon 202 

Lovering, Kari 294 

Lovitt, Brittney 197 

Lowry, Ann 187, 350, 351 

Lucas, Antoinette 342 

Lucas, Katie 187 

Lucas, Leila 169 

Lucas, Robin 245 

Lucyshyn, Lauren 212 

Lukeman, Julie 263 

Lunsford, Sara 299 

Lunsford, Shannon 271 

Lupacchino, Erika 360 

Lussier, Amber 334 

Lussier, Brittany 334 

Lyddane, Brittney 326 

Lynch III, Joseph 212 

Lynch, Brian 187 

Lynch, Colleen 265 

Lynch, Kelly 346 

Lyndon, Genevieve 291 



Maccarone, Ali 250 

Maccubbin, Kristen 268 

Macdonald, Alison 334, 335 

Mace, Roy 187 

Machhi, Minar 287 

Macinski, Laura 298 

Mackin, Stacy 265 

Madey, Lauren 212, 351 

Maggitti, Lauren 265 

Magness, Ashley 271 

Magowan, William 292 

Mahoney, James 250 

Maier, Michelle 325 

Maina, Anita 244 

Major, Rissan 261 

Makris, Martin 293 

Maldonado, Esteban 348 

Malerba, Maria 330 

Malinchak, Alison 265 

Mallen, Justin 169 

Malloy Luke 299 

Malone, Sean 212 

Maloney, Laura 169 

Manahan, Ken 348, 349 

Mangual, Marissa 263 

Mansfield, Patrick 291 

Mantha, Ashley 

212, 346, 347 

Manzlak, Brooke 72, 74 

Maramis, Ronaldy 


Maraya, Adrianne 253, 315 

Marcantoni, Cheici 265 

Mares, Cheryl 269 

Maresco, John 212 

Marinacci, Jennifer 334 

Marino, Scott 346 

Marino, Stephanie 265, 294 

Marker, Megan 266, 267 

Marr, Sarah 294 

Martin, Amber 261 

Martin, Caroline 248 

Martin, Charley 307 

Martin, Charlotte 232, 287 

Martin, Elizabeth 271 

Martin, Mary 251 

Martin, Tom 257, 349 

Martz, Will 269 

MasicTina 169,287 

Masin, Erica 248 

Maskell, Matthew 294 

Mason, Justin 283 

Mathew, Ceetha 212, 321 

Mathews, Erin 238 

Mathews, Phil 308 

Matthews, Lynsi 274 

Matthews, Mickey 

117, 344, 345 

Mattson, Lauren 238, 251 

Maturo, John 308 

Matyisin, Lauren 294 

Matze, Anne 263 

Mauney, Dayne 256 

Maupin, Raleigh 232, 321 

Maurer, Amanda 187 

Maxwell, Kelly 330, 331 

May, Matthew 238 

Mayfield, Jaime 274 

Maykoski, Theresa 351 

Mayo, Adrienne 334, 335 

Mazon, Berna 338 

Mazyck, Lenise 261 

McAbee, Kathryn 169 

McAdoo, Doug 273 

McAleese, Amy 321 

(Jndex 389 

McCabe, Glynis 187 

McCall, Elijah 345 

McCann, Marc 276 

McCard, Elizabeth 169 

McCarel, Megan 57 

McCarraher, Holly 278, 279 

McCarter, Rockeed 345 

McCarthy, Morgan 360 

McCarty, Cassandra 212 

McChesney, Karen 169, 378 

McCleat, Heather 291 

McCollough, Evan 345 

McCollum, Heather 293 

McComsey, Monica 269 

McCoubrie, Molly 187 

McCoy, Travis 76, ll , 79 

McCullough, Courtney 291 

McCullough, Nate 321 

McDonald, Roystin 280 

McDougall, Shaneta 

70, 71, 238 

McElroy, Meaghan 305 

McFadden, Maggie 351 

McFadden, Matthew 169 

McFaddin, Kaitlin 352 

McFarland, Kate 248 

McFarland, Spanky 322 

McCee, Beth 305 

McGee, Scotty 344, 345 

McGhee, Danielle 304 

McGill, Jay 25 

McGinley, Matt 79 

McGlone, Kirsten 

169, 265, 294 

McGowan, Lana 334 

McGrath, Chelsea 256 

McKay, Caroline 198 

McKee, Megan 257 

McKeever, Tiara 261 

Mckenna, Maria 274 

McKernin, Shannon 31 5 

McKim, Clay 322 

McKinney, David 275 

McLaughlin, Loren 261 

McLeese, Nora 275 

McLouth, Kiersten 325 

McMahon, Chris 322 

McMahon, Meg 294 

McMahon, Megan 169 

McNab, Theodore 1 87 

McNally, Michael J 187 

McNamara, Kelsey 

352, 353 

McNeils, Melissa 342 

McNichol, Katelyn 

293, 296, 297 

McPartland, Caitlin 299 

McPherson, Keith 78, 345 

McQuaig, Samantha 267 

McSorley, Patrick 349 

Meadows, Jonathan 1 87 

Medrano, Kalee 238 

Meehan, Kelly 291 

Meehan, Michael 187 

Mehrtens, Caroline 169 

Meiggs, David 1 87 

Meikle, Brooke 294 

Meiklejohn, David 348, 349 

Meisenzahl, Michael 

346, 347 

Melas, Nick 40 

Melhado, Matthew 187 

Melton, Michelle 255, 378 

Mendenhall, Chelsea 298 

Mercer, Molly 169 

Mernin, Lauren 326, 327 

Mesa, Laura 346 

Mesler, Robert 223, 256 

Methvin, Jennifer 74 

Meyer, Kendall 248 

Meyer, Lauren 121, 122 

Meyer, Sarah 238 

cetich, Karen 297 

cetich, Mallory 296, 297 

chael, Dana 251 

kuta, Katelin 297 

am, Jacqueline 238 

anesi, Whitney 198 

es, Lauren 352 

ler, Amanda 291 

ler, Ann 281 

ler, Erin 198 

ler, Jen 263 

ler, Jeremy 187 

ler, Kristin 212 

ler, Mandy 351 

ler, Sarah 209 

ler, Stephanie 238 

ley, Diana 360 

Is, Sarah 74, 75, 169 

one, Nicole 292 

ot, Amy 212 

mm, Karen 187, 250 

nk, Tiffany 300 

randi, Jessica 245 

scioscia, Lauren 248 

tas, Kristin 169 

tchem, John 352 

Mittal, Sushil 163 

Mittelman, Kayla 31 1 

Mixon, Meaghan 262, 275 

Moats, Arthur 345 

Moats, Nicci 358 

Mobed, Tanya 238,267 

Mock, Melissa 299 

Modena, Stephanie 274 

Mody, Puja 245 

Moen, Bryan 281, 297 

Mohamud, Mohamud 244 

Mohler, Kristina 238 

Mole, Jordan 212 

Molinaro, Claire 299 

Monroe, Brandon 345 

Monroe, Lindsey 256 

Montano, Jhonny 346, 347 

Montgomery, Amy 169 

Montgomery, Elizabeth 256 

Montgomery, Jessica 

\ 290, 291 

Monthie, Cynthia 292 

Montoya, Andrew 269 

Moody, Zack 276 

Moomau, Thomas 308 

Moon, My-Ha 268, 315 

Mooney, Peter 238, 268 

Moore, Amy 294 

Moore, Brentney 358 

Moore, Courtney 169, 292 

Moore, Jason 351 

Moore, Katherine 169 

Mooring, Brandi 95 

Moran, Charles 332, 333 

Moran, Colleen 212 

Morel, Bethany 232, 311 

Morgan, Elizabeth 232, 305 

Morgan, Hannah 38 

Morgan, Kacie 169 

Morgan, Laura 169 

Morrello, Gene 238, 308 

Morris, Andrew 27 

Morris, Cari 267 

Morris, Jennifer 360, 361 

Morris, Jonnelle 298 

Morris, Megan 212 

Morris, Theadonia 334 

Morsink, Kyle 348, 349 

Morton, Katherine 238 

Moser, Margot 170 

Moses, Mitchell 322 

Mosley, Alton 280 

Moss, Branden 326, 327 

Mothershead, Tiffany 31 5 

Mughal, Shawn 251 

Mulheren, Rachel 308 

Mulloy, Cameron 102 

Munford, Natalie 130 

Munson, Gregory 187 

Munson, Julie 342 

Murata, Michelle 212, 305 

Murdoch-Kitt, Laura 232 

Murphy, Erin 251 

Murphy, Kathleen 214 

Murray, Jessica 1 70, 299 

Murray, Kelsey 77 L 

Murray, Tristan 348 1 

Murrow, Shannon 267 

Musacchio, Dominique 170 

Myers, Lindsay 291 

Myers, Stephanie 265 



Naber, Patricia 360 

Naeher, Katherine 232, 314 

Naff, Ryan 187 

Nagle, Alissa 170 

Najrabi, Meetra 287 

Nannini, Adriana 270, 271 

Nanz, Eric 24,25,27,232 

Napier, John 238 

Napier, Mary 330 

Nappi, Elizabeth 198 

Naquin, Jessica 250 

Narang, Gaurav 128 

Narayan, Vinod 287, 297 

Nardo, Kelly 274 

Naumenko, Oksana 305 

Nauta, Jessica 334 

Neal, Ashlee 299 

Neckowitz, Alan 44 

Needham, Holly 215 

Needham, Mary Alice 251 

Neely, Matt 346, 347 

Neiman, Rachel 187 

Nelms, Candace 334, 335 

Nelson, Bradley 294 

Nelson, Christina 170 

Nelson, Jenna 291 

Nelson, Sarah 250 

Nelson, Vidal 345 

Nemeth, Michelle 187 

Neofotis, Mark 104 

Nettles, John 251 

iDiamond iDonord 

Dave and Pat Moran 

Dr. Norma and Jonathan Murdoch-Kitt 


Scot and Melinda Orndorff 

Boling, Mary & Alicia Page 

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Pepin Jr. 
George and Paige Roach 
Bruce and Sharon Senn 
Keith and Bambi Sidwell 

390 JU 


\eugroschel, Rosie 299 

\ewcomb, Elizabeth 1 98 

Newcomer, Alexander 170 

\evvett, Patricia 238 

\e\vman, Charlie 345 

\e\vton, Bianca 262 

Ngongbo, Sheila 244 

Nguyen, Anh 315 

Ngusen, Elizabeth 253 

Nguyen, Eric 31 5 

Nguyen, |ohn 338 

Nguyen, Kim 315 

Nguyen, Linh 253, 315 

Nguyen, Minh 304, 315 

Nguyen, Nammy 253, 315 

Nguven, Thu 315 

Nguven, Viet 315 

Nice, Renee 287 

Nice-Burdon, Jordan 93, 269 

Nicevvonger, Christine 334 

Nichols, Tracy 245 

Nicholson, Ali 268 

Nicolson, Caitlin 265 

Nightengale, Catherine 170 

Nilsen, Emily 121 

Noble, Scott 345 

Noellert, Devon 271 

Nolte, Jennifer 232 

Nolte, Jenny 298 

Norcross, Alex 1 70 

North, Glen 238, 289 

North, Rosanne 1 70 

Novak, Jessica 308 

Novick, Pete 332 

Nowell, Will 345 

Nowzadi, Nadia 298 

Nunnally Michelle 238 

Nutter, Andrew 345 

Nydal, Alex 348 


O'Connell, Ryan 187 

O'Connor, David 215 

O'Donnell, Ryan 229 

O'Hara, Christie Ill 

O'Neill, Kelly 198, 251 

O'Toole, John 215 

Oakey Ashley 265 

Obendorfer, Jamie 334 

Oddo, Jenna 170 

Odmark, Jake 273 

Ogden, Korey 238 

Ogunwo, Elizabeth 245, 262 

Ohgren, Robert 294 

Okai, Joe 304 

Okkonen, Sami 348 

Oliver, Ashleigh 304 

Oliver, James 294 

Oliver, jim 289 

Oliver, Kelley 238 

Oliverie, Jimmy 308 

Olson, Vanessa 305 

Oltman, Nick 332 

Orantes Pedrero, Erika 238 

Orndorft', Angela 238 

Orphanides, Elaina 334 

Ortiz, Rosie 247 

Osgood, Sarah 170 

Osmundson, Laura 1 87, 257 

Otstot, Kate 334 

Oven, Connor 62, 65 

Overdorft, Sarah 215 

Owenby, Meredith 360 

Owens, Kelly 170 

Ozeki,Yoshiko 171 

O'Bar, Teagan 25 

O'Brien, Jessica 334 

O'Brien, Kevin 292 

O'Connor, Nicole 274 

O'Hara, Christie 314 

O'Malley, Caitlin 334 

O'Neill, Kelly 251 

O'Neill, Patricia 251 

O'Regan, Sean 358 

O'Rourke, Adrienne 251 

O'Rourke, Conor 269, 293 

O'Rourke, Kristen 342 


Pace, Kelsey 31 5 

P&ck, Lauren 371, 378 

Padgett, Lauren 304 

Paeno, Joanna 215, 251 

Pagones, Julia 1 70, 251 

Panasiewicz, Michelle 


Pankow, Melissa 31 1 

Papertsian, Sarah 298 

Parikh, Parag 269 

Park, Ikjae 215 

Parker, Eric 250, 262 

Parker, Katherine 182 

Parker, Lindsay 215 

Parker, Matt 356 

Parkinson, Danielle 270, 271 

Parks, John 238 

Parpia, Naushad 238 

Parris, Alison 334, 340 

Parrott, Andre 345 

Parson, Kendra 267 

Parsons, Jessica 267 

Arsons, Kim 360 

Pascarella, Kristi 105 

Pascarella, Nick 24, 66 

Passino, Stephanie 247 

Ratel, Ambrish 287 

ftjtel, Bella 287 

ftitel, Chirag 287 

Patel, Helna 287 

Patel, Leena 287 

Patel, Nishal 287 

Patera, Travis 352 

Patterson, Nicole 251 

Patullo, Kelly 300 

Pauli, Hilary 95 

Pavis, Jacquie 267 

Pawlo, Mike 153 

Payne, Kelly 334, 341 

Payne, Ryan 131 

Paynter, Amanda 224 

Peabody Katharine 294 

Pearce, Brittney 238 

Pearson, Kathlin 292 

Pecinovsks', Michelle 291 

Pecora, Tom 357 

Pedersen, Johanna 271 

Pegnato, Elisabeth 274 

Pelegrin, Lisa 

152, 153, 170, 306,307 

Pence, Nick 64, 65, 314 

Pedersen, Hans 181 

Penfield, Julie 291 

Penn, Porscha 261 , 286 

Penne, Jayne 304 

Pepin, Christine 188 

Perantonakis, Peter 101 

Perkins, Jasetta 261 

Perkinson, Sarah 247 

Perron, Kyle 60 

Perrow, Greg 338 

Perry, Ashley 261, 262, 280 

Perry, Emily 294 

Perry, Isabel 215 

Perttunen, Santtu 348 

Pesci, Matt 346, 347 

Petersen, Lindsey 215 

Peterson, Lauren 170 

Petri, Sarah 271 

Pettit, Brooke 271 

Pettit, Robert 188 

Peworchik, Jacqueline 269 

Peyton, Ashley 55 

Pfau, Melissa 170 

Pfister, Elizabeth 238 

Pham,Y-Van 268, 315 

Phillips, Amanda 

93, 308, 309 

Phillips, Catherine 330 

Phillips, Crystal 215, 292 

Phillips, Emily 238 

Picknally Brian 238 

Pierce, John 269 

Pierson, Jena 352 

Pietrangelo, Tiara 87 

Pilchen, Zach 109 

Pilkerton, Kelly 52,269 

Pitt, Jason 263 

Pitts, Nakiya 292 

Piwowarczyk, Katie 87, 170, 

254, 255, 307, 371, 372 

Pober, Scott 198 

Pollock, Tom 348 

Pompee, Dimitry 275 

Ponder, Erica 260, 261 , 292 

Pool, Melissa 263 

Pope, Corinn 250, 314 

Pope, Jillian 315 

Pope, Mike 345 

Porse, Sean 224, 314 

Porter, Sharon 251 

Portertield, Hanna 170 

Posey, Joe 356 

Posey, Kaylene 238, 255 

Postak, Christopher 170 

Potler, Cassandra 238 

Potter, Mary 271 

Potter, Natalie 248 

Poucher, Stephanie 351 

Powell, Amy 250 

Powell, Whitney 238 

Powers, Matt 65 

Powers, Stephen 1 70 

Price, Caitlin 238 

Price, Kate 291 

Price, Sarah 198 

Price, Sean 345 

Priester, Lorayah 49 

Prigmore, Crystal 293 

(Judex 397 

Printz, James 332 

Pritchard, Jason 345 

Pritt, Sara 307 

Propst, Jessica 334, 340 

Pryor, Kaeley 314 

Puckett, Andy 321 

Pumphrey, Lesemann 239 

Purdon, Maggie 196 

Puzin, Alicia 189 


Quillen, Ginna 239 


Rabinovvitz, Nicole 285, 

Rafterty, Brian 

Ragland, Rachael 

Raines, Kaitlin 

Raitch, Morgan 

Ralston, Anne 

Ramsburg, Megan 

Ramsey, Darrieus 

Randa, Mollie 

Randall, Elizabeth 

Randier, Emilia 

Randolph, Brandon 

Ransome, Taylor 

Ransone, Margaret 1 70, 

Rantanen, Andrew 

Raskin, Leah 

Rasner, Irina 

Ratchtord, Sarah 

Ratclift, Ian 

Ratner, Heiden 

Rawlings, Chanda 

Ravvlings, Traise 

Rawlins, Jonas 

Redding, Deanna 

Reddish, James 215, 

Reed, Katie 

Reed, Meredith 

Reese, Stephanie 

Regalado, Bryan 

Regan, Jillian 239, 

Rehman, Carolyn 

Reid, Robert.... 178, 


Reimert, Missy 351 

Reinig, Morgan 215 

Reiter, Rebekah 

170, 296,297 

Remmes, Jess 351 

Resetco, Emily 274 

Resnik, Bennett 296, 297 

Revetta, Renee 

239,279, 304,310 

Reynolds, Kayla 291 

Rezin, Zachary 215 

Rhodey, Brooke 325 

Rice, Haley 173 

Rice, Kieran 348, 349 

Richard, Drew 232,300,310 

Richards, Amber 297 

Richards, Heidi 239 

Richardson, Emily 188 

Richardson, Nancy 360 

Riddle, Sara 239,255 

Ridgway, Megan 310 

Rielly, Christopher 188, 294 

Rite,Tara 296, 297 

Riggin, Carrie 265 

Rikkers, Scott 142 

Riley, Adam 151 

Rilev, Bethany 248, 334 

Rilev, Mary Anne 239 

Rineker, Christopher.... 188, 294 

Rinker, Dave 340 

Rinker, Mark 332 

Ripp\', Anna Katherine 

198, 250 

Ritner, Michele 196 

Ritter, Elvse 239, 287, 307 

Rizzo, Jennifer 188 

Robarge, Sarah 287 

Robbins, Lane 186, 251 

Robbins, Sean 188, 311 

Roberson, Danielle 308 

Roberson, Rashonda 334 

Roberts, Amber 257 

Roberts, Ashley 274 

Robertson, Jack 308 

Robey, Austin 298 

Robinson, Christopher 188 

Robinson, Lei 283 

Robinson, Marissa 257 

Robinson, Randi 78, 251 

Robinson, Stacy 173 

Robotti, Meredith 

215, 263,294 

Rockhill, Krista 248 

Rodgers. Rachel 298 

Rogers, Aiiie 256 

Rogers, Bryce 281 

Roitz, Franz 64 

Rolinskv, Kristen 299 

Romano, Alicia 294 

Romanow, Sophia 271 

Rooij De, Dolores 342 

Roscioli, Caitlin 86 

Rose, Fred 297 

Rose, John 345 

Rose, Linwood H 

5, 46, 71, 152, 230, 241 

Rosenbaum, Lisa 248 

Rosenberg, Rachel 294 

Rosenthal Josh 22, 23 

Rosenthal, Mary 250 

Ross, Morven 351 

Roth, William 294 

Rothenberger, John 1 86 

Rothwell, Jason 314 

Rotsted, Lauren 315 

Rotz, Jennifer 215 

Rotz, Megan 232 

Rousseau, William 272, 273 

Rowe, Louis 356 

Rowell, Kelly 278 

Rowle\, Cases' 334 

Rubenstein, Brian 328, 329 

Rubenstein, Carson 274 

Rudd, Rowdy 345 

Rudloff, Elizabeth 267 

Rummel, Amanda 31 1 

Rumpler, Carlton 308 

Runkle, Jon 188 

Ruppert, Joseph 1 88 

Rusow, Kourtney 94 

Russell, Jessica 334 

Russell, Jillian 269 

Russell, Lindsay 153 

Rust, Rebecca 244 

Rutledge, Mark 281, 283 

Ruvel, Kaitiyn 224 

Rvan, Chelsea 326 

Ryan, Michael 188 

Ryder, Bob 320, 321 

Ryerson, Whitney 250 

Rylands, Daniel 

98, 332, 333 

Rynier, Teresa 350, 351 

Rvniker, Jen 248 


Saadeh, Leila 292 

Saadeh, Zena 292 

Sacco, Katelyn 173 

Sacra, Holly 291 

Salamone, Hailey 198 

Salatin, Joel 40 

Sale, Amy 1 73 

Salembier, Anne 232 

Salinas, Mark 348 

Salire, Kelly 250 

Salvador, Jessie 253, 310 

Salvo, Kylie 248 

Samaha, Christa 294 

Samson, Frances 57 

Duke, Samuel P 105 

Sanders, Jamaris 345 

Sanders, Kristen 188 

Sanders, Nicole 292 

Sandole, Tim 304 

Sanford, David 348 

Santarsiero, Nicole 291 

Santayana, Stephen 253, 268 

Santobianco, Dan 322 

Santye, Dana 267 

Sapong, ChaHes 348, 349 

Sargent, Michael 173 

Sarosi, Belinda 250 

Sarver, Amanda 294 

Sarver, Brittany 279 

Saunders, Angela 261, 310 

Sautter, Kate 256 

Saville, Katlin 251 

Sax, Kacey 305 

Scamardella, Stephanie 265 

Schaefer, Christine 60, 78 

Schaffer, Melanie 224, 351 

Scheeler Laura 294 

Scheffer, Amanda 239 

Schick, Lauren 338 

Schiipp, Adam 215 

Schluth, Aubrey 188 

Schmidt, Joshua 173 

Schmidt, Katie 78 

Schmidt, Kellie 247 

Schneider, Alyssa 90 

Schneider, Rebecca 255, 379 

Schnurbusch, Erica 269 

Schott, Beckx 285 




Mark and Cheryl Sloan 
John and Sigrid Suddarth 
Cassandra Summer 
The Wm. J. Telesco Family 
Art Murphy and Tara Treacy 

Patrick Trimble 

John VerStandiq 

Michael and Joanne Wade 

Archie and Elizabeth Walker 

Ken and Sue Wood 



Schrack, Chris 149 

Schramm, Eric 259 

Schue, Sierra 283 

Schum, Kelsey 267 

Schwade, Steve 321 

Schwartz, Catherine 224 

Schwartz, Jennifer 269 

Scofield, Shari 129 

Scoggins, Shayna 310 

Scotellaro, Michelle 267 

Scott, Bre'Anna 293 

Scott, Cory 308 

Scott, Dominique 280 

Scuiletti, Justin 173 

Seablom, Lauren 251 

Seal, Simone 334 

Sears, Brandi 215 

Sease, David 24, 27 

Seastrom, Jonathan 188 

Seckler, Tracy 215 

Secrist, Andrea 173 

Segear, Randi 342 

Seidel, lustin 173, 304 

Seipp, Shannon 351 

Sellers, Brett 322 

Sellers, Vernisha 247 

Sen, Ronen 71 

Sena, Allie 247 

Senn, Emily 239, 269 

Sentipal, Kara 257 

Serkes, Maggie 106 

Serkes, Peter 332 

Serone, Samantha 304 

Serra, Rosalie 274 

Sethi, Reetika 173, 287 

Seward, Allison 275 

Seward, Kelsey 275 

Shaefter, Margaret 194 

Shaheen, Joshua 239 

Shalon, Juliet 215 

Shanley, Kelly 251 

Shanley, Patrick 293 

Sharp, Amanda 31 5 

Shasky, Kirsten 250 

Shaughnessy, Kristen 

257, 315 

Shea, Megan 248 

Sheads, Courtney 232, 287 

Sheehy, Emma 274 

Sheeran, Megan 232 

Sheets, Adam 338 

Shell, Ashley 292 

Shelton, Mary 325 

Shenk, Marsha 250 

Shenk, Stephanie 334 

Shepherd, Clint 74 

Sherman, Tabatha 261 

Sherman, Theo 345 

Sherrard, Kelly 334 

Sherrill, Andrea 198, 311 

Shields, Mallory 248 

Shinozaki, Hannah 305 

Shippen, Shaina 173, 299 

Shir, jawan 287 

Shoemaker, Will 332 

Shofner, Nicole 188 

Short, Tiffany 224 

Shouldis, Regan 342 

Showell, Jeff 230 

Shroeder, Allison 188 

Shupe, Jennifer 291 

Shutt, Lauren 57 

Shuttleworth, Heather 294 

Sickler, Andrew 215 

Sidhu, Anmol 287 

Sifen, Mamie 269 

Sikes, Graham 322 

Silva, Samantha 279 

Silver, Matt 297 

Silvers, Derek 269 

Simko, Amanda 271 

Simmons, Raeanna 351 

Simms, Stephanie 247 

Simons, Courtney 326, 327 

Simpson, Leigh 71 

Sims, Patrick 188 

Sin, Evelyn 198 

Sin, Karen 

252,253, 268,315 

Sine, Abby 173 

Singer, Noah 188, 269 

Sink, Michele 188 

Sipe, Ashley 239 

Sisitka, Victoria 124 

Siska, Kyle 332 

Sklar, Stacy 215,291 

Skolnitsky, Joseph 345 

Slade, Amanda 239, 275 

Slade, Phillip 308 

Slate, William 215 

Slater, Matthew 69 

Slaughter, Alana 188 

Slowinsky, Eric 332 

Small, Rachel 191 

Smarte, Christopher 294 

Smeallie, Peter 269 

Smiley, Matt 308 

Smingler, Samantha 298 

Smith, Adele 287, 307 

Smith, Ainslee 103, 304 

Smith, Amy 358 

Smith, Andrew 55 

Smith, Anthony 345 

Smith, Ashley 

198, 239,293,298,305 

Smith, Billy 276,277 

Smith, Casey 239,255 

Smith, Christina 265 

Smith, Christine 269 

Smith, Claire 334 

Smith, Courtenay 305 

Smith, Courtney 248 

Smith, Dominique 345 

Smith, Ellen 274 

Smith, Hannah 215 

Smith, Jacqueline 358 

Smith, Karia 198 

Smith, Katrina 224 

Smith, Lauren 276 

Smith, Liam 261 

Smith, Lindsey 257 

Smith, Megan 191 

Smith, Mike 328, 329 

Smith, Paula 172 

Smith, Rachel 360 

Smith, Sally 326 

Smith, Samantha 360 

Smith, Stadet 154 

Smith, Stephanie 274 

Smith, Theresa 315 

Smith, Thomas 239 

Smith, William 59 

Smithgall, Jonathan 348, 349 

Smolkin, Daniel 296, 297 

SmyrI, Allison 271 

Snader, Michael 285 

Snead, John 329 

Snow, Michael 289 

Snyder, Erin 1 67 

Snyder, Hallie 304 

Snyder, James 332 

Snyder, Sara 81 

Sobel, Aaron 155 

Soenksen, Ginny 171 

Sohr, Charlotte 257,287 

Sokolik, Elizabeth 88 

Sommers, Elizabeth 191 

Sommers, Kristin 191 

Sonner, RayV. 105 

Sorrentino, Mary Beth 225 

Soulen, Katie 29 

Southee, Jackie 293 

Spadaro, Jack 40 

Spalletta, Adam 273 

Spangler, Allison 315 

Spangrud, Philip 275 

Speck, Mattie 228 

Speers, Keith 251 

Sperry, Liz 286 

Spickard, Dena 334, 340 

Spiece, Marie 1 73 

Spielberg, Jessica 161 

Spiker, Jonathan 244 

Spiker, Katharine 1 98 

Spinks, Laura 274,297 

Spoonhoward, Hannah 275 

Sprague, Tiffany 283 

Spruill, Shelley 267 

Sronce, Jared 84 

St. Mars, Kristin 173 

Stagaard, Kendall 298 

Stagliano, Angela 21 5 

Staleva, Yanitsa 1 55, 202 

Stana, Daniel 297 

Stanford, Meagan 280 

Stang, Karen 191 

Stanley, Jessica 274 

Stannard, Dave 345 

Stansberry, Matthew 298 

Stanton, Griffin 191 

Stapelfeld, Jenna 269 

Stark, Eric 124, 127 

Stathis, Nicholas 191 

Stedman, Sarah 287 

Steele, Lynsey 265 

Stefaniak, Lauren 342 

Stefaniak, Melissa 342, 343 

Stefanski, Julie 360 

Stefanski, Karen 297 

Steffy, Elizabeth 224,315 

Stehie, Erin 257 

Steinbach, Sarah 325 

Stele, Brian 346, 347 

Stele, Brittany 267 

Stevens, Mary 346 

Stevens, Vanessa 248 

Stevenson, Lindsey 360, 361 

Stewart, Carolyn 232 

Stewart, Emily 334 

Stewart, Katie 251 

Stiedle, Katlyn 239,291 

Stinnett, Patrick 173, 308 

Stokes, Kisha 358 

Stone, Audrey 98, 307 

Stone, Julie 325 

Stoneburner, Davis 322 

(Jndex 3'? 3 

Stoneman, Jaynell 303 

Stoucker, Amanda 191 

Stowell, Matt 181 

Strain, Brigid 325 

Stratmoen, Michael 283 

Strawn, Brandon 283 

Streker, Meg 

173, 254,255,371, 375 

Strickland, Corinna 351 

Strickland, Meredith .... 21 5, 291 

Strickler, James 1 73 

Stringfieid, Anjanae 286 

Stulb, Shannon 274 

Stuller, Kerbv 239 

Stumpt, Kipp 191 

Suarez, Fareine 300 

Suber, Kellen 265 

Succolosky, Kate 1 73 

Suchopar, Richard 1 73 

Sullenger, Jay 322 

Sullivan, Jamal 345 

Summer, Cassandra 


Summers, Kirra 330 

Summers, Sherry 358 

Sumner, Paige 310 

Sunde, Sarah 300 

Sunkin, Jessica 338 

Suozzo, Laura 21 6 

Suran, Alyssa 239, 269 

Sutherland, Emma 265 

Sutter, John 297 

Sutton, Kelley 81, 198 

Suwal, Sahisna 287 

Svvanson, Allie 322 

Svvanston, Kyle 356 

Swartley, Anastasia 216 

Sweet, Paul 191 

Svvetra, William 348 

Sykes, Brittnie 286 

Synoracki, Stephanie 72 

Szemis, Nina 248 

Szvmanski, Monica 274 

Tafaro, Christina 1 91 

Takane, Matt 89, 304 

Talley, Lisa 216,248,249 

Tamargo, Greg 239, 269, 297 

Tamburrino, Steve 332 

Tan, Stephanie 247 

Tang, Bonnie 253, 275 

Tapia, Jose 1 16 

Tarr, Jesse 328,329 

Tarrant, Sarah 31 1 

Tashner, David 33 

Tatem, Shennean 286 

Taylor, Alex 233 

Taylor, Ashley 286 

Taylor, Burns 191 

Taylor, Carl 282,283 

Taylor, Jalissa 358 

Taylor, Kristen 274 

Taylor, Mvnik 262 

Taylor, Nathan 57, 293 

Taylor, Samantha 155 

Taylor, Sarah 281 

Taylor, Shokia 292 

Teach, Sarah 283 

Teasley, Joelle 283 

Tebbenhoff, Lauren 118 

Teel, Wayne 127 

Teitch, Nicole 248 

Tekesky, Scott 332 

Temple, Brian 296, 297 

Tenenbaum, Deborah 275 

Thacher, Shannon 

114, 116, 117, 198,294 

Thibault, Jenna 278,279 

Thisdell, Katharine 239 

Thomas, Alison 1 50, 305 

Thomas, Ben 356 

Thomas, Celeste 293 

Thomas, Quintrel 345 

Thomas, Sarah 232 

Thompson, Dawn 216 

Thompson, Elisa 1 73 

Thompson, Joshua 239 

Thompson, Kim 74 

Thompson, Kira 239 

Thompson, Tyler 267 

Thomson, Susannah 287 

Thornton, Dazzmond 


Thornton, Emily 232, 269 

Threatt, Kelly..! 198 

Thurman, Vera 216 

Tichacek, Daniel 173 

Tigue, Stephanie 268 

Tinsley, Yvonne 128 

Tisdali, Anthony 216 

Tisinger, Cate 351 

Tollkuhn, Skippii 283 

Tombes, Rachel 263, 294 

Tombes, Thomas 273 

Toney, Timothy 216 

Torcivia, Stephanie 245 

Tormena, Jessica 291 

Torr, Meredith 325 

Torres, Claudia 173, 248 

Toscano, Kelsey 216 

Townsend, Matt 322 

Toyoshima, Tak 252 

Tran, Christine 268 

Tran, Thienduyen 216 

Tran, Vivian 315 

Traynham, Hanna 306, 307 

Trein, Filipe 239 

Trelawny, Dillon 239 

Trenary, Courtney 216 

Trojan, Jarda 328 

Trono, Vanessa 325, 342 

Trop, Michael 287 

Trott, Eric 315 

True, Virginia 239 

Trumbo, Laura 251 

Truong, Victoria 253, 268 

Tshimpaka, Jean 348 

Turkanis, Whitney 1 73 

Turman, Emily 1 91 

Turner, Brian 282, 283 

Turner, Haley 198 

Turner, Jennifer 239 

Turner, Joseph 216 

Turner, Marcus 345 

Turner, Patrick 224, 294 

Tuttle, Ryan 216, 304 

Tutwiler, Christopher 191 

Tynan, Brian 38 

Tyree, Michelle 334, 335 



Ulmer, Laura 173,267 

Ulmer, Lisa 216,267 

Ulrich, Reed 332 

Underwood, Nichole 239 

Unverricht, Daniel 338 

Uqdah, Nina 358 

Vaezi, Tara 294 

Van Sickle, Kristi 57, 307 

Vande Loo, Emily 294 

Vandenbergh, Christina 303 

Vanderslice, Heather 96 

Vanderveldt, Ariana 305 

Vandevanter, Willis 244 

Varley Lindsay 191 

Vartanian, Nyiri 191 

Vaschak, Becky 81, 265 

Vashist, Reva 287 

Vaughan, Sherry 275 

Veltri, Mary 174 

Venier, Erin 254, 255 

Vera, Brittany 174, 268 

Verne, Sarah 216,259 

Vesosky, Sonni 271 

Via, Larissa 239 

Viar, Lacey 191, 257 

Viars, Ashley 291 

Villacrusis, Erica 268 

Vitali, Danielle 216 

Vo, Angeline 253 

Voelkner, Kate 267 

Vos, Abby 271 

Vu, Brian 216 

Vu, Cara 315 


Wade, Jessica 334, 335 

Wadsworth, Zachary 151 

Waesche, Margaret 92 

Wagar, Brandi 216 

Wagner, Anna 232, 325 

Wagner, Jacqueline 307 

Wagner, Janice 325 

Wagoner, Sarah 

12, 174, 305 

Wahlsten, Ville 348, 349 

Walden, Cherelle 280 

Walker, Arthur 345 

Walker, Beverly 293 

Walker, Matthew 338 

Waiko, Caitlin 351 

cJvladidon cPatrond 

Barry Barnard 

Nick and Dianna Gettas 

Steve and Dee Dee Leeolou 

Dr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Ludeman Jr. 

Kristi Shackelford 

John and Sara Streker 

39^ JnJe 

Wall, Natalie 255 

Wallace, Ashlyn 291 

Wallace, Brandon 85 

Wallace, Brock 296, 297 

Wallace, Matthew 292 

Wallace-Carr, Julie 206 

Walling, Abigail 267 

Walls, Alice 274 

Walls, Ashley 342 

Walls, Lauren 342 

Walls, Melissa 342, 343 

Walsh, Liz 325 

Walters, Gailey 360 

Walton, Rebecca 267 

Waltrip, Erica 216 

Ward, Alison 313 

Ward, Anthony 216, 262 

Ward, Chris 332 

Ward, Christy 334, 341 

Ward, Lee Anne 239, 311 

Ward, McKinzie 87 

Ward, Patrick 345 

Waring, Andrew 332, 333 

Warner, Mark 

37, 144, 240, 241 

Warnock, David 281 

Warren, Alexandra 239 

Washington, Alexandra 262 

Washington, Jessica 304 

Washington, Stephanie 293 

Wasser, Kristine 239 

Waters, Stephanie 352 

Watkins, Taylor 43, 239 

Watson, Jell 297 

Waugaman, Mary 265 

Waybright, Katherine 239 

Waybright, Katie 305 

Weatherill, Bonnie 269 

Weaver, Hana 21 6 

Weaver, Jerry 121 

Weaver, Jessica 239, 269 

Webb, Shelby 274 

Webber, Briana 248 

Weber, Kelly 274 

Weber, Megan 174 

Webster, Jackee 281 

Weckstein, Lisa 274 

Weida, Lindsay 239,256 

Weidman, Georgia 244, 297 

Weismuller, Dana 1 74 

Weissberg, Alyson 294 

Weldon, Lindsay 251 

Welling, Katherine 110, 314 

Welsh, Whitney 248 

Welty Annaka 292, 299 

Weninger, Kay 352 

Werner, Emily 214, 216 

Werner, Greg 356, 358 

Wernikowski, Chris 26 

Wernsing, Kaitlyn 326, 327 

Westbrook, Kristen 248 

Weston, Alex 299 

Weston, Sarah 216, 305 

Wetzel, Kelly 325 

Whalen, Jill 49 

Wheeler, Jessica 274 

Whelden, Tim 308 

Whitby, Alyssa 265 

White, Bradley 191,250 

White, Dominique 345 

White, Doron 332, 333 

White, Kristin 198 

White, Mary Bailey 275 

White, Matthew 348 

White, Tricia 256 

Whitacre, Brad 345 

Whitehead, Alison 232 

Whitescarver, Jennifer 198 

Whitley, Darrin 261 , 280 

Whittaker, Jennifer 198 

Wieczorek, Kate 297 

Wiest, Lauren 351 

Wiggins, Patrick 269 

Wiggins, Wesley 257 

Wilcox, Danielle 239 

Wilder, Ryan 338, 339 

Wilhelm, Colleen 311 

Wilk, Jessica 325 

Wilkerson, Philip 174 

Wilkins, Mary 224 

Wilkins, Ryan 216 

Williams, Amanda 261 

Williams, Andrew 269 

Williams, Bosco 345 

Williams, Claire 271 

Williams, Hillery 271 

Williams, Jacqueline 210 

Williams, Jessica 191 

Williams, Jimmette 239 

Williams, Jonathan 345 

Williams, Katherine 294 

Williams, Leigh 283 

Williams, Lindsay 239 

Williams, Mary 174 

Williams, Megan 1 75 

Williams, Miranda 239 

Williams, Patrick 345 

Williams, Sam 287 

Williams, Sarah 358 

Williams, Tara 279 

Williamson, Eric 174, 244 

Williamson, Sara 250 

Willoughby, Sarah 290, 291 

Willox, Danielle 334 

Wilson, Alicia 292 

Wilson, Brett 287 

Wilson, Janelle 1 74 

Wilson, Japera 216 

Wilson, Katherine 256 

Wilson, Sarah 268 

Wimer, Aaron 338 

Winbush, Shaun 261 

Wingfield, Charell 

224, 260, 261, 280 

Winn, Jennifer 299 

Winn, Kristina 267 

Winston, Jeremy .. 261 , 288, 289 

Winward, Steve 224 

Wisener, Kim 292 

Wishon, Emily 239 

Wishon, Phillip 194, 240 

Witt, Evan 294 

Wojtowycz, Kristin 274 

Wolfendale, Lindsay 267 

Wolff, Andrea 259 

Wolford, Benjamin 216. 274 

Wolla, Kristen 360 

Wood, Justin 322 

Woods, Katie 351 

Woodson, Greg 345 

Workman, James 1 74 

Wray, Jessica 257 

Wright, Amanda 263 

Wright, Dixon 345 

Wright, Patrick 191 

Wright, Tana 261, 303 

Wszaiek, Diane 351 

Wu, Michael 268,315 

Wuestewald, Eric 308 

Wukie, Jacob 321 

Wyatt, Lindsey 90 

Wyka, Meghan 216 

Wyrick, Amanda 291 

Yancey, Griffent 344, 345 

Yanez, Mayra 269 

Yannello, Sara 224 

Yarborough, William 1 74 

Yates, Ashley 247 

Yeargan, Sarah 250 

Yoo, Joshua 304 

Young, Blaine 288, 289 

Young, Brian 348 

Young, Jennifer 216 

Young, Leah 261 

Young, Mark 174 

Young, Sarah 239 

Young, Tamera 358, 359 

Young, Tim 332 

Youra, Rachael 267 

Yurek, Julianne 274 

Zack, Brandon 308 

Zambeno, Marie 305 

Zangardi, Kimberly 304 

Zanin, Katherine 283 

Zeller, Jillian 274 

Zeltmann, Kelly 198 

Zeroual, Jessica 352 

Ziegenfus, Charles 225 

Zimmerman, Nicholas 

348, 349 

Zingraff, Maddi 304 

Zingraff, Rhonda 202 

Zink, Jessica 325 

Zuk, Derek 308 

c)ndex 395 

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Evin Shoap 
Lindsay Wanish 
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